I have used macs before and have decided that I want one. The main reason I want one right now is for photo and video editing. Orginally I decided that I wanted an imac, but after lookin around I'm starting to think a macbook would be fine. I don't have a real need for a laptop right now but it's nice to have the option to take it with me. I plan on spending around $1500.00. I know I want 2 gigs of ram but other than that I have no idea. Anyone have any pros or cons about imac v macbook as far as video or photo editing? Do the white macbooks still have problems with staining? My older brother bought a black macbook because he said the white ones stained easily.