At this moment my plans are to get a new MacBook should I have the money for it come Sept. Why a new MacBook? So I’ll have the latest operating system for the Mac and so be able to use the latest 3rd party software. I’m hoping to have about $800 come Sept. 1st, and that with the extra $700 I’ll have after rent gets paid means $1500 for the computer. And why a MacBook? So I can get out of the house to do work and surf the net.