I need a laptop for school and would like something that is portable, reliable, and well built. Speed doesn't matter to much for me as long as it is reasonable. I have always used PCs and this would be both my first Mac purchase and my first laptop purchase. I have looked at a lot of options but am the most happy with the white refurbished Macbook 2.0Ghz, 120gb HDD, 2gb RAM with NVIDIA 9400M from the apple online store, but need to know if it is going to be reliable and long lasting, as I would like for it to last at least 3 years. My needs are the following: Word processing (taking notes, homework, etc.,) Presentations, etc. Fast and reliable wireless networking Basic graphics for photo editing and processing and for very minor video editing Good battery life Relatively sturdy I think the MacBook meets these requirements pretty well, but I just want to make sure it is a good choice for me. Also, everyone else in my family uses PCs, and I need to make sure I can do OK with that and open/work with files on other computers, wirelessly use printers, etc.. Other laptops that I am looking at are the Dell Inspiron 13, Inspiron 14, possibly the hp pavillion Dv4t and a few others. I just need some help to make sure that I am getting something significantly more reliable and of higher quality than the above options I mentioned. Thanks for any input!