I am considering the purchase of a used Pismo on eBay for use during my trip to China in October. Basically will be using it for iPhoto so I can download my digital photos for archiving and writing captions of the photos while the experience is fresh in my head. I figure it would make a good backup to my AlPB 15" (this is my baby and use as desktop replacement) which I don't want to carry around in China with the terrain, etc. What are your thoughts? I would like to spend around $450-$500 for the setup. Would it be better to get a different mac laptop for this function?