I am in college right now and I am long overdue for a new laptop. I have been wanting ANY type of Apple for many years, but my dad has always said one thing or another about why to stay with a PC. He gave me a plan: If I can prove to him why a mac is better and worth the extra money, he will help me buy a Macbook or Macbook pro. He wants me to use consumer reports to look for a PC and would rather go out and buy me a $400 HP instead of a Mac that would last much longer and be much better. I need to find info as to why macs are better, etc. Anybody that has done this, please help me out. I would really appreciate it. Just so you know what I need/ am looking for: I need to be able to run Windows XP on the MAC via VMware I don't do gaming or any video editing or other graphically intensive programs. I want this to last me atleast 4 years and still be worth something after normal use. THANKS!