My wife and I are looking to purchase a new computer to help us start up an business and I am typing this from our 1999 Dell Desktop. We have never had problems with this computer and always have been a fan of Dell. Now that she is using photoshop we can see it bogging down and wanting the capability to travel with this computer we obviously need a NEW lap top. Pricing out a loaded Dell we can get something pretty high end for about $2600. The comparable (slightly better) Mac book Pro (which I like) is about $3600. Is the Mac Book Pro worth another $1000 and why? What we will use this for: Photo editing and graphic design. Website updating and plan to get a 1TB external hard drive for photo storage. Will want a CD/DVD burner and already bought a 24" Samsung secondary monitor for at home use. At my company both Apple and Dell give us a three year - interst free loan for a new computer and accessories purchase that get systematically deducted from my paycheck (up to $4000). these two brands are my ONLY options. Any suggestions are welcomed. THANKS!