Hello After many years of using Microsoft o/s's I have recently bought a mac mini to test the water on the osx side. I have to say I have been impressed. A few annoyances but generally happy with it. Anyway I am in the market for a new laptop, I would love a macbook pro, but just can't justify the extra cash. Although the LED screen and graphics card are attractive. Anyway, after some research I have shortlisted a couple of specs one from either side of the o/s fence. Macbook - 2.2Ghz, 1GB, 120GB - £829 250GB Hard drive upgrade - £150 APP - £199 Total - £1,028 plus an after market memory upgrade to 4GB - £72.84 (Crucial) Grand total £1,100.84 Dell XPS 1530 - £729 2.2 GHz processor - £70 2 yr warranty - £109.65 4GB memory - £70 Total - £978.67 The Dell has a larger 15.4" screen be it at the same resolution as the Macbook. The Dell also has a graphics card of the same spec as the high end macbook pro. I know the APP is for 3 years, but I only really need 2 and the Dell warranty can be up'd for about £40 anyway. I am not really a gamer - but do occasionally play COD on my XP desktop - so I might be tempted to use the gaming ability of the XPS - but that is not really what I want a laptop for. I will use it mainly for email, surfing, photo editing and some video editing. I have a couple of small apps which are windows only so I will end up putting Vista on the macbook anyway (adding another £70, plus more is I go for vmware fusion). As you can probably tell my brain is leaning towards the Dell, but my heart the Mac. Convince me otherwise! Also is their likely to be a new macbook in the next couple of months - I can wait a couple of months?