I have been patiencly waiting for the new Macbook Pros to arrive since January. My plan has always been to compare the MBP with the then current PC notebook alternatives. After some investigation the jury is out to decide between the MBP and the HP Elitebook line (8530w). Those HPs cost about the same, but they offer more bang for the buck: CPU: 2.8 GHz max <-> 3.06 GHz max HD: 9.5 mm max <-> 12.5 mm max Graphic: same graphic hardware on both, but professional OpenGL drivers on HP ! Memory: 4 GB max (currently) <-> 8 GB max !! Screen: 1440 x 900 glossy <-> 1680 x 1050 or 1920 x 1200 matte !!! Chassis: Alluminium Unibody <-> "military grade" (MIL-STD-810F) mixure of magnesium, plastics and other components + hard drive shock protection (detects when the notebook falls down) Mouse: new large trackpad with inbuild button and multitouch gestures <-> "DuraFinish" trackpad + pointstick + 2 x 3 rubber mousebuttons Connections: FW800 + buspower, Ethernet, Wlan, BlueTooth, Displayport, 2 x USB and ExpressCard34 <-> FW400 - buspower, Ethernet, Wlan, BlueTooth, HDMI, VGA, modem, CardReader, eSATA, 4 x USB and ExpressCard54 OS: OS X + Bootcamp Windows option (+Linux) <-> just Windows (+Linux) Size+Weight: 0.95" x14.35" x 9.82", 5.5 pounds <-> 1.1" x 14.0" x 10.4", 6.5 pounds Battery: 5 (4) h <-> 4h (two optional battery extensions available to increase battery life) Docking Station: no <-> yes There are some other minor things, like dedicated home/end/page buttons on the HP, but my main problem is that the people I'm doing music production with use Macs and Live+Logic (while I am using Live+Sonar and own a Windows based MS Office Pro). The Logic argument (+weight) is about the strongest argument against the HP. :?