Let me preface my question with this: I know that this is a Mac website, and its primary purpose is to discuss everything Mac related. That being said, I have found that this particular site is a veritable fountain of knowledge and advice that I have found invaluable throughout the years. Here is the situation: My sister is looking to purchase a computer for college, and she's looked at the Macbook, and a couple of computers from various PC manufacturers such as Dell and HP. Her budget is between $600 and $900ish. However, I'm pretty sure she isn't looking to spend $900 unless it's for the Macbook. She will be using the computer to surf the web, write documents, perhaps watch movies, etc. I don't think that her needs will extend past that. Any suggestion will be very helpful. Thanks.