And no I can't have her room Anyways, she needs a laptop. The campus had an Apple kiosk so I'm guessing they'll allow macs. Now an intel iBook would be the best for her I know. Yet, there's only the macbook. I really wasn't her to get intel because this thing will have to last her 4 and a half years. When is the intel iBook coming out? My dad and I are planning on getting it to her by June 1st or so. But let's say that's not an option and only the MacBook is available. I looked at the base model and upgraded the ram to 1gb, added apple care, and a keyboard and mouse(for working at a desk). Yet what about Microsoft Office? Will that be needed? There is always iWork. Mostly she's going to be typing, making presentations, going on iChat, listening to iTunes, ad surfing the net, and maybe the occasional photo work cause she takes a LOT of myspace pics. SO the Macbook Pro is more then enough for now. I just need some input.