Hey everyone. I've been lurking here for a while now, but I finally decided to register. I've never owned a Mac, but I have always loved them and know the basics of them. I'll be going to college in the Fall and will be buying a MacBook/Pro. I have a few questions. Thanks in advance! 1. I'm well aware that new models will be coming out (hopefully) soon. Besides what's to come, I don't know what model I should get. I love the looks of the MBP, but the MB price is looking better and better. All I need it for is Safari, iTunes, iChat, Office, watching movies, etc. No art, no editing. Possibly ripping DVD's if I don't build a new desktop. The biggest I'll go is 15", but I am pretty sure I want a 13"... What else do I need to consider? What else are big differences? 2. Apple has student discounts. They also have the free iPod in the Summer. When does that program usually start? I also know about the MicroCenter MB deal for $800. Is there any where else I should look for a good deal? I THINK I want a "new" model, but if the deal is good enough, I will go Apple Refurbished. 3. What else should I be thinking about before I purchase a MB in the next ~6 months (hopefully less!)? If I need it, I already have a 22" LCD monitor. Thanks!