So the new school year is coming up and I've decided to get a mac laptop instead of windows. I'll be going into the 11th grade however I would like to use the laptop during college years also. What I would use it for: - Music and movies viewing (over 40 GB) - Occasional gaming - Portability & durability (scratches and such really annoys me) - I tend to run multiple applications at a time I was deciding between either the mid-range MB (unless the blackbook is much better in a way) and the base MBP. Once I choose which one, should I choose to upgrade the RAM (how much would I really need?) and HD through Apple or myself (is it difficult?). I would like to get it before the school year starts but are there any new updates in the near future which I should hold out on? In the topics that I have read some users have said that the MB would not be able to handle future OSs and such so would that be an issue since I want to keep it for as long as I can. I'll be getting this by myself so I'm trying to keep costs as low as I can, however if the MBP would serve me better then I would wait out till I get more money to buy it. One last question should I get the Apple Protection plan? My parents almost never buy extended warranties but since this is a big investment for me I think I should. Sorry for asking so much I just like to be informed as possible before I buy something. I won't be able to buy it until I return to the US August 1.