Okay, here's the skinny: I've been a PC user since I've been old enough to use a computer (I believe I got my first Compaq with Windows 98 on it when I was about 4 years old). Anyways, after using iMacs in school this past year, OS X has REALLY grown on me. I'm looking at getting a Macbook for college (as I guess you can tell from my sig). I was waiting on the update, but admittedly I'm underwhelmed. I can't afford a 15", so I was pretty heavily counting on the 13" to be good. Now, let me make a disclaimer: I'm not here to bitch about the C2D processors; I'm honestly looking for advice. Anyways, I need a new laptop before June. My main uses are: word processing (obviously for school), some light photo editing and desktop publishing (I'm looking to go into journalism and magazine editing), some light video editing, I'd love to get into music making (I'm already a musician, but I've never had recording software, and I really like Garageband), and I'm also a bit of a gamer (granted, I'm not trying to run Crysis or anything, but I've been known to play TF2 and other similar games). So, I guess my questions are as follows: Will the current low end MBP's technology last me through, say, 5 years? And will I have enough screen real estate on the 13" (I'm not picky; I don't mind working on relatively small spaces, but I've heard a lot of talks about photographers and such needing at least 15"ers.). Oh, one last thing. Forgive my idiocy, but I'm a Mac noob. Will Macs stand the test of time in terms of speed and overall performance? I know that my PC requires a bit of maintainence to stay relatively speedy. Any comments/advice/other input is appreciated! LUCID EDIT: Oh, and I'd also Bootcamp Windows 7, but its main purpose would be gaming and any other Windows-exclusive programs I might use. How much of my HDD would you recommend partitioning for Win7? I'd use OS X for everything I could, but, as we know, some things are Windows-exclusive.