I am torn. I'd really like to get an apple computer but I only have a budget of around $1,300. I am a student who will utilize ArcGIS, AutoCad, and Sketchup. Because of this, it would be really nice to have a dedicated GPU. So far I have been considering: a C2D 2.0 Macbook ($1,382 with Applecare) a CD 1.83 Macbook Pro ($1299 without Applecare; 1442 with aplecare) a C2D 2.0 Dell Lattitude (1387 with 3yr protection) I keep going back and forth about which one to get. the macbook fits me except for the lack of a gpu the macbook pro cost more than I want to pay plus will only have a 512 Ram and 80gb hard drive. Additionally it is not user upgradeable. the dell lattitude fits my budget and needs (256MB NVIDIA Quadro NVS 110M TurboCache) but....IT"S A DELL.....and can't run OSX Here's its stats: Maybe you can help set me straight. I have never owned a mac, but am tired of windows. Unfortunately, I still have to use for some programs though. I can hold off still, but I am pretty tired of waiting. What do you guys and gals think?.