For $995.00 this is what i can get. 3.0 gig p4 with an 800 mg fsb, 1gig of ram at 400mhz(2x512),160gig hd at 7200 rpms, and 128 of dedicated video memory. Sounds like dell is pretty competitive if you ask me. I read a recent article that firefox will be no longer safe from ad-ware and such very soon. If you want the article ill attatch it. Im starting to think Macs are not worth the money. I love the os dont get me wrong but can it really justify the price to a poor student? Doubtful. I have no point if thats what your wondering, im simply expressing an opinion based on the facts.