I bought my wife a MacBook Pro which I also use and I have a high end HP DV9000t loaded. I will be buying a new MacBook Pro for myself when the new OS comes out next year. I must admit that I like both systems. Yes I have the dreaded Vista; but I have found that when you by it loaded it is a joy and very fast. I like the Apple better for two reasons only. First no viruses. That will change if Apple continues to gain market share. Second I love having the hardware and software integrated. It is a great experience. The one thing I hate is the attitude of most Mac users. You are not going to change minds by attacking the competition so personally. Mac users need to acknowledge that there are some very good PCs. I also agree that if you buy a PC you need to spend a minimum of $1,000; I spent about $2,000 on my HP and am very pleased with it. Anything under that is a throw away. I spent about $3,000 on my wife's MacBook Pro and will probably spend a little more on mine.