So I am going to restore my old XP computer that's about 5-6 years old and I am just sick of restoring in once a year. I don't use it very much since my wife and I got Macbooks and the only reason why I have it is for my daughters iTunes and her surfing the next for school and stuff. I am sick of virus protecting that slows it down and all that other junk. When my daughter graduates 8th grade in 3 years (with good grades) I am thinking of getting her a refurbished Macbook. So I am worried that the old XP won't last 3 more years til my daughter gets her Macbook and I'll end up getting a replacement anyways. I looked in the refurbished store and they just have one Mini at 699.00, so I am better off getting a basic new one unless something happens. They also have the last generation for 499.99.. is that a good deal? I probably won't get a mini for a few months also, so time isn't an issue... I just dreading restoring that XP PC and taking up a whole day Thanks for your time and input on this.