So i finally got around to trying out parallels and i have to say its better than i expected. It VERY fast for a virtual machine. Even did some analysis and the results....well look below. You need 2GB to somewhat comfortably use this....4GB preferred. However it still needs work. USB devices such as thumb drives and iPods aren't recognised due to conflicts with OS X and no gaming. Overall i prefer it to Bootcamp simply because i don't have to restart everytime, i can switch/transfer files between OSX/XP seamlessly, keyboard layout is preserved which can be a problem as i still dunno how to get the 3 finger salute (Ctrl-Alt-Del) and i get my backlit keyboard function . Whats not to like?