Hey! I just joined the forums... I've been somewhat interested in macs for a while, but was leaning towards PCs since I'm more used to how they work. But the other day I went to my friends house and he showed me his macbook, and I fell in love with it. A few days I went to another guy's house to work on a school project, and he showed me his macbook pro, and was telling me about how great mac is. Since then I've been obsessing about macs and have been looking up things about it all the time online, and have finally decided that I'm switching to mac for sure. Now its all just a question of which one to get, and when. From what I've seen, the macbook seems just fine for college, and the big increase in price for the macbook pro doesn't seem very worth it. However, I want something that will last me all through college and graduate school, so I might as well get what will give me the most longevity. From that standpoint, if its really worth it, I don't mind spending the extra money. If I got just a macbook, I'd go with the $1299 model (I don't want the higher end one, I think white looks better than the black anyway). If I got the macbook pro, all I know is that I'd get the 15 inch, because 17 inches is just too big for my tastes. Also, I'm pretty sure I'll be waiting until the "macworld" thing in January, so I can see what updates come up, as they may impact my decision. Is there any chance that they will have any upgrades/changes to the regular "macbook"? I'm not interested in the ultra-portable, because I want the CD drive, and want to do some somewhat intensive things such as use photoshop and stuff. Furthermore, what are the chances for another update for either the MB or MBP by summer of 08? I'm a senior in highschool right now, and I have a desktop which is fine now to use... I really just need a laptop for college. The main advantages for waiting until then are possible updates/upgrades and the student discount I'll get for being a college student by then. The main advantage of splurging and getting one now (or in January) is basically just "instant gratification" and a toy I'll get to play with right away. I have pretty good self control though and don't mind waiting as long as its worth the wait. So, what do you guys think, and why? Any help, insight, suggestions, and so forth are appreciated. Thanks! EDIT: By the way, after the probable updates of the macbook pro in january, the most likely wont be anymore MBP updates for a few years afterwards, right?