Thanks for all your help so far. I've found the following on Craigslist and am seriously considering. What do you think? 15" (glossy screen) Macbook Pro. 1.5 years old. Core 2 Duo 2.33GHz 120 GB HD 256MB graphics card upgrade backlit keyboard 2GB RAM $1,000.... Thoughts? Thanks! Jeff PS: if I later wanted to add more RAM, is that possible to DIY with a mac?