First off let me say that I really like Apple products. I'm on my second Mac, a 15" uMBP but I need some advise. My mom, who is, let's say, not the most computer savvy (i.e. struggles with Windows), will be getting a laptop from my dad for Christmas. So, as the IT pro in the family, I have been tasked with finding a laptop. Help me decide if a Macbook @ $999 is the best decision for them. Really, the only things she will be doing with it are surfing and email. And of course if I teach her, working with pictures will be something else she will use it for. I'm just trying to justify (and I want to) spending $1000 on a computer that a $500 computer will do. BTW, she doesn't have the best eyes, therefore I need something with a good, clear screen. Hense the reason I thought of a Macbook in the first place.