HI there -- I am looking for some advice. My 9 year old "pixar" mac (as I call it - its the iMac with the screen that is on a bar) is finally not able to keep up with today's technology so I need to replace it. I recently got laid off so cost is a HUGE factor and while it has been "suggested" that I get a PC...the thought of not using a Mac at home just freaks me out... SO -- i am thinking about getting a new MacBook..just the plain white one BUT i wanted to hear if its worth the extra $200 to get the basic MacBook Pro or should I put that $200 towards the apple care or getting Microsoft (again, remember I am laid off and trying to spend my money wisely). I read all the buying guides on here and everything and to me they just seem so close... So please share your thoughts as I am really stuck here... I would love to wait and get the 17 inch MB but, I fear my Pixar mac is not happy (its now even got its time wrong !) Thanks so much !