I attend a college which is on the quarter system, and in starting in the beginning of January I'll be taking 6 classes (a total of 24 units, which is double full time (3 classes/12 units is considered full time)). I use my laptop to take notes in class. The quarter system goes by so fast, that I cannot miss any class. I am horrible in taking notes by hand, as I am very slow hand writer. This past quarter, I ordered a BlackBook 2.4 from Apple's online store, and I've had to return it twice. I'm on my third one now, which is also defective. I'll be returning it. There is no Apple Store near where I live. This has been a major waste of time. I need a laptop for next quarter. I'll only be able to order it and receive it one day before classes start. I am scared though... scared that I'll have to fall behind in classes due to having to wait for replacement laptops to come in the mail due to poor quality control. Do you think I'll be safe ordering an aluminum MacBook? Is it highly likely I'll get a defective model, and have to keep returning it in order to get one that's perfect? What is the likelihood of that?