What's up guys. I have a battered iBook G4 that is currently my only real computer, down from about 30 a year ago. It unfortunately decides to shut down randomly and not turn back on unless it's in the right mood. It happens to work today, which is why I can type this. I have decided to sell my mountain bike to pay for a replacement. I have put a feeler thread in the Marketplace to see what I can get for $1000 or less, but I have mainly been offered iMacs. The problem is, there's nowhere to put a desk at my mom's house, which is mainly where the computer would get used. Because of this, I have decided to pick up a used, faster Intel Mac. All of the MacBook models are somewhat enticing: - MacBook: Reasonably small, cheap, decent performance. - MBP: Bigger screen, can be had under $1k from time to time, better graphics. - MBA: Thin and light. Sleek. At this point, I am mainly torn between the Air and Pro. I don't game, I'm not a designer, but I do know my way around a computer fairly well. I would love to use the Air, provided I can get one cheaply enough and it is fast enough to do some moderate multitasking in Leopard. HDD space is not a problem, I have 7 gigs of music and am only using 25 of my 40GB on the iBook. The Pro is obviously more powerful and expandable, but it's kinda big. I also worry about being able to find a cheap C2D model for $1000 or so.... can it be done? Battery life is also rather important. Long-winded post, I'm sorry. Just wanted to see what y'all think. Thanks!