Any way you look at it, Macs are overpriced. I could get a Dell XPS M1530 with identical specs and performance for half the price of a MacBook Pro, especially with the nice coupons that Dell usually offers. My logic might not be great, but Apple started the iPhone out at $599 (first PowerBook), then they dropped it to $399 (MacBook Pro), now $199 (new MacBook Pro?). What I mean by that is that the first Powerbooks were really expensive, then the price went down with the MacBook Pro, and we probably have a redesign coming. Still, Macs are really overpriced. I'd buy a MacBook Pro if it started at $1500, but I'm not paying $1k extra over similar Windows notebooks just for OS X and the Apple brand, though I'd really like both. Like Apple did with the iPhone, could Apple make MacBook pricing more competitive to help get a bigger marketshare? I'm sure it's something Apple has been really considering, and they'll probably make money off of it, they're making a lot more than they should now.