Let's see: - I can't wait to buy my first mac (15" mbp) - $1500 is coming in the mail from Uncle Sam - The back-to-school deal is supposed to be great - I can get the education discount Everything's perfect, eh? If only... I just found out that my school is making everybody buy a laptop, except it has to be a windows tablet. Bleh! Even worse, their specs essentially demand spending $1600+ on a computer that has less power than an entry level macbook. I've already tried to talk to them about slapping a touchscreen on a mac but no, THE SCREEN HAS TO ROTATE. Gaaah! Does anyone have any ideas on how to get out of this? I'm going to try to make enough dough over the summer to get the mac aswell, but still. Help! BTW: I'm definitely NOT getting the modbook, as I dont want to spend thousands on something that might ship within twelve months.