I have an internet consulting business that I run from home. Although all the power lines where I live are buried, occasionally (about once a year) there are outages. I have no idea how "clean" the power is and anything about inline spikes... As you can see in my sig, I have MP and 30in ACD along with some old monsoon speakers and a scanner plugged into a 7 outlet multi-plug which I believe provides some surge protection although it's never been tripped. The multi-plug is plugged into a wall outlet. I'd like to get a UPS - does anyone have any buying advice? Price isn't a huge deal up to a couple hundred bucks. I guess the longer the battery backup time the better, right? Whatever I get would obviously have to have mac compatible software or work within Mac's own energy saver preferences. Also, does anyone know if when these things shut down whether open programs such as excel, word, photoshop are capable of saving open documents? I wouldn't mind using some of the energy saving features in the UPS like auto shutdown at night if I knew that items that were left open and accidentally unsaved were saved during the shutdown process.