I heard from a friend that Apple is very reliable (the other is toshiba). I really like the "white" look of the macbook notebook which toshiba doesn't offer. I've been trying to find a good deal with a 2 core duo, at least 1 GB RAM, and at least 80 GB hard drive but of course, I can't find it any where or that it's too expensive. I don't mind spending another $200 on buying RAM. What do you guys think of Toshiba products? With the same price tag, I can get a 2 core duo, 2 GB RAM, and 120 GB hard drive notebook. I'm a student and I really need a notebook. Thanks for your help.