Okay, I'm a bit stumped. I'm 13, and I'm looking to buy a Mac. My current computer is a refurbished Mac Mini that my dad bought for his company, but never needed. It'd be a great computer if Leopard wasn't neutered by SafeEyes. My parents say that if I pay for the computer, they won't touch it. We struck a deal that while I was saving up for my computer, they'd match what I made (so they basically pay for half of it). I'm trying to stay on a budget. I am reading a book on C and plan on extending to Objective-C and Cocoa. I'm also into Web development, and I'll be running Adobe CS4 when I make enough money for it. Portability really isn't a necessity to me. I'd much rather have a desktop than a laptop, reason being that I can't get comfortable if I'm sitting on the couch with a laptop on my lap. I'm much more comfortable at a desk, so what would the point be in buying a laptop? Right now I'm thinking about buying the refurbished iMac in the online Apple store that's at $999.00. I'd be paying for $499.50 and my parents would be paying for $499.50. Does this seem like a good decision, or should I get something else, instead?