I know what you are thinking, "this is a Mac forum..." My sister is starting college in the fall, and she needs a laptop. She is studying engineering, so Windows is a requirement in my book. Sorry, but dual-boot, virtualization, crappy Linux ports of software, or hacks like that are not good enough. I used to deal with all that, and now I just have a Windows desktop PC in addition to my MBP. Sure, the school claims to support macs, but for engineering the experience is simply not as good. My sister just needs a laptop with one OS, and it has to run Windows. So my question is, is a 15" MBP a good windows PC using bootcamp? Are there any nagging issues, like the trackpad not working well, significantly shorter battery life, graphics switching, wireless issues, or anything like that? I've never extensively used Bootcamp. Also, does the OS X partition have to stick around for any reason (maintenance stuff, maybe), or can it be 100% Windows? Finally, does anyone here have an opinion on what the best non-Apple PC would be? I'm having trouble finding a 15" that has good battery life, is known to be reliable, and has good support.