First, let me first apologizing for asking for a Mac alternative on a Mac board, but I'm a big Mac equipment and OS fan. I own a sweet 24 inch IMAC that is the best piece of computer equipment I've ever owned. I'm now looking for a laptop of that type of quality that will allow me to do my e-learning work for my company (which uses PC applications- but I can a lot of stuff in OSX). I need it to last me the next 3 years so I want something pretty powerful that isn't going to be outdated after a year. I do mostly word processing, internet, a small amount of video editing, and use about a dozen other PC applications. I would love to get a new MacBook Pro and use boot camp for the PC based applications, but obviously there's no telling when Apple is going to update their laptops to the new processors. I travel about every other week so nothing bigger than a 15 inch in my briefcase would be reasonable. Sooo.. I'm obviously sadly looking at a Windows 7 machine, but I want it to be as close to the quality as a Macbook Pro as possible. What are some recommendations? Thank you all!