I built a PC about a year ago and got a 24" Dell monitor to go with it. I realize now that I don't particularly need the PC and I miss having a Mac (I was a life long mac user before this). However, money is a bit tight at the moment and I'm trying to figure out the best way to get back to a Mac. If I sold the computer and the monitor I would have roughly 1,400 plus another 3-500 of my own which would bring it up to 1,700-1,900. I have a small amount of income but I'm a college student so it's not very substantial and somewhat irregular. I would LIKE a laptop, but I'm also somewhat against the Macbook since that was the only Mac computer I've every owned that I was severely dissatisfied with. That leaves me with a macbook pro or the new mystery laptop. If I go the desktop route I could afford an iMac or I could get a mac mini and an ACD which I could eventually connect a future laptop purchase to. I'm a writer (and a filmmaker, but not for the next five years so the power can wait) and I don't need the computer for more than basic writing, music, internet, pictures and such. That's why I'm a bit leery of the MBP because it's more power than I need, but I was so unhappy with the MB and I can't imagine buying another. The build quiality was very poor and I had to send it in three times in under a year for various issues. What do you think is the best and most economical route to go?