I'm gearing up to purchase a new MBP, which is how I discovered these forums and am now, slavishly, hitting refresh several times a day on the "MBP update this Tuesday???" threads. But my question is this: My Apple store fellow recommends the Time Capsule for backups/internet access. Given the concerns I've seen online with TC, is this a smart choice? Or should I go with an External HD (and any recommendations on which?). I definitely need a backup solution. A few notes of possible relevance: 1. I'm a "switcher"; this is my first Mac since I was, I think, 12 and using one at school. So I suspect I'm not up on all the options out there. 2. I have wireless internet in my home already. It isn't what I'd call lightning fast, but it does the job. 3. My other laptops are PC-based. Guest laptops needing to connect to the internet will be PC-based. 4. I'm open to an online solution vs. an external hard drive, so if that's a better way to go, please advise! I appreciate any advice and guidance--thank you!