Since no one will reply to the other thread, I guess I'll just make a new one.
I doubt my computer will turn back on, haven't tried yet but if it does I'll shit my pants. So, I'll probably be in the market for a new computer. Since this was so unexpected the budget is pretty limited. I'd really, really prefer to get another Mac, but I dunno. For one, I'd rather get a MacBook Pro since I had a few problems with the MacBook (two hard drive fails in a year and a half). There's no way I can afford the Pro though. But, I know they came out with a new model of the Macbook since I bought mine, so I'm not sure if that one has the same problems.
Also, I was looking at iMacs since I don't really ever take my laptop anywhere unless I'm going home or something. I generally just leave it on my desk. Still, the fact of not having a portable computer could get annoying. And, an iMac would be a little more expensive than just getting a Macbook. It is sexy as hell though.
Lastly, my option is to go with a Windows computer because it will be cheaper. Not really what I want to do, but possibly what I have to do . Cheapest I can get a Macbook is $999 brand new with my student discount. Or a refurbed one for $899.
Refurbed Macbook: $899
Refurbished MacBook 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - White
13.3-inch glossy widescreen display
120GB hard drive
Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
Built-in iSight camera
Refurbed iMac: $949
Refurbished iMac 20-inch 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
20-inch glossy widescreen display
250GB hard drive
8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT with 128MB memory
Built-in iSight Camera
There is a one year warranty on refurbed computers.
And then I'd like some good Windows laptops that are affordable (aka same level as Macbook but cheaper).