Hi I'm an 8th grader looking to get my first Mac, and the reason why is because for one I hate Windows, and two I will be departing an overseas educational trip. Mid-October I was notified of my invitation to a meeting for "People to People Student Ambassador Program" where kids from my state attend to learn about what they were invited to. If you happen to be nominated to join the People to People group, attend that meeting, and the following interview you may get to go. Well, I attended the meeting. Afterwards, I talked to my mom about the interview and she told me that if I made it, she'd reward me with a Mac laptop of my choice (just not too expensive ) to be able to use on the plane and trip. So, today I had my interview, and I was 1 of the 10 students who were accepted! Which means that I'd be away from home for 21 days! I mean we're talking France, Italy, Malta! Right from the US . So, I get to purchase my first Mac ever. But it must be a portable. So guys...what do you think would be excellent for a kid like me? Nothing that would overkill the purpose. Thanks!!!