Okay, so I'm going off to college this year and thought I would take my desktop across the country with me--but that's too much--so I think I'm now in the market for a laptop. I recently spoke to a former teacher who warned me against window ran computers because she says Vista is terrible and has crashed numerous students and her daughter's laptops. She said I should go with a mac. So I was considering a macbook (http://www.apple.com/macbook/specs.html) either the 2.1 GHz for $1,099 or the 2.4 GHz for $1,299. Are these options good for what I do--surf the web, AIM/YIM, play the Sims 2 (lots of expansion packs), upload photos and edit, write papers, occasionally do slide shows, download music/upload music onto ipod, watch movies? If so for what I do, does it make a difference if I get the cheaper one vs the more expensive one? I currently have a Dell Dimension E521, AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ 1.80 GHz, 960 MB of RAM run with Windows XP. Though my computer's been acting up lately, it does these task pretty well--though it doesn't multitask as great as they advertised--so will my replacement surpass my current computer in performance or at least be equivalent? Thank You.