Okay so I'm in a pickle right now. I am wanting a smaller portable computer to go with my 17 inch MBP. I only want to spend around $700 or less. I do not want a 10 or 11 inch screen, must be 12-14 inches (because of screen resolution, needs to be 1280x800 or 1366x768 or greater). Here's what I'm considering: A used MacBook (Any model) /MacBook Pro 13 (if cheap enough) A netbook capable of Hackintosh (most cost effective) What would be the best option in your guys' opinion? I just want to be able to have a smaller computer to take on quick trips and things of that nature w/ out having to whip out a huge 17 inch machine. Basic computing tasks, but the ability to run OS X obviously is the main part. Let me know what you all think. What are your opinions on an old MacBook, MacBook Pro, Hackintosh, etc. Thank you in advance! FYI: Tried the iPad thing, didn't like it. I have an iPhone 4 for my iOS needs. I would get a 13 inch Air, on next refresh or even current gen, but I have two problems w/ the MBA's: The RAM has been soddered on since Day 1, and you can't change the HDD/SDD in the current one. Lack of customization. Plus a new one is pricey when you own a MBP already, I'm in IT, so that kind of customization is important to me. I buy 3rd party components for upgrades all the time, instead of expensive manufacturer upgrades.