Hello everyone, I have been contemplating for a while as to which laptop i would like to purchase. I am saving up for a laptop for next year as i am off to univeristy. I have been torn between the new mac book and the sony vaio z series. Portability is key as i will have to lug this around with me preety much everywhere i will be going. I also must be able to withstand some shock that comes with carrying a laptop. I love doing a bunch of media stuff on my computer and also enjoy watching movies. The laptop must have an integrated web cam and mic- i believe both do contain both. But i want to make sure the video quality is great. Money is of no issue at the moment. I must also be ideal for web surfing, downloading and much more. I have a few questions about the Mac. First of all, i have used macs at school for video and photo editing and i am familiar with the user interface. However, i was told that it is harder for a student because i will have to buy programs spcifically for that operating system. And at the moment the norm is the windows system. The mac books are not compatable with an windows software. Also will i have an issue in univeristies with the programs they may suply us with since i am using a different operating system. I love the look of the sony the best. I would like a fast processor and a good amount of ram. Both laptops offer somewhat the same specs. Its just a matter of choosing the correct laptop to fit my needs. I know most of you all love your macs but will it be the correct choice for what i am looking for. Thanks for you help.