I am currently a PC person. Dont shoot me yet. Given the situation, I have worked with PCs for 13 years, so I have a reason. I am also a developer and a photographer. I know as a photographer (video and Photo) I would be better with a Mac, but as a PC guy, Macs seems so limited and frankly designed for the PC challenged people. That for the most part is why I havent yet switched. However now with the MacBook, I am strongly considering the switch. Prior to the announcement of the MacBook, I was set to purchase the Acer 8204. I previously purchased their Ferrari laptop for my mother and was impressed with the quality of their laptop and the performance, so being the 8204 was the improved model (minus the Ferrari logo), that was the direction. Well, that changed with the MacBook Pro. With similar hardware that I have worked on for years, I feel more confident with the MacBook vs. the PowerBook. As a designer, the Mac OS obviously has benefits. I do wish that the MacBook would have came with the same specs as the Acer 8204, but they are close enough to weigh the advantages. I also look forward to the chance to install Vista on the same unit in a Dual boot or at least in a VM session, but again, I will have a PC desktop for anything that I want to do in Windows. I still question how much customization I can do with a Mac (compared to Windows, but hey, this is a laptop, not a game rig). Being that I used a lot of Adobe and Macromedia Applications (currently on a PC), having a Mac would be a good choose, especially since I already have a nice gaming rig (DC Opteron... Raptor drive, blah blah) The laptop would really more for the portable office and development and design/graphics. The question is that hardware on the Acer 8204 seems to be better in comparison. More Processor speed, more memory (2GB standard) more video ram, and the biggie card reader support. I also like the 1600x1050 screen too... I am really surprised that since Mac's are known for designers the lack of a built in card reader. I know you can get cards, but comparing the Acer, that is one thing I dont have to worry about. No really a question, as I pretty sure I know what I want; however I am curious on other opinions. Considering the expense of a laptop, I do not want to error on this purchase and reget it for years to come.