free at last, thank God almighty; I'm free at last. I've been a life-long PC user - I've always used it for 3d purposes (3ds max), but when I discovered the wonders of Bootcamp (now, Parallels, and VMware) - well, I decided to free myself from the shackles of Microsoft. I just ordered the new(est) macbook pro 17" with the high-res glossy screen upgrade, and a host of goodies: a Logitech V270 Cordless Optical Mouse, a Speck See Thru 17-Inch MacBook Pro Hard Case, a RadTech ScreenSavrz, a Sleevz from RadTech, and a ProTouch Keyboard Protector. o.k., maybe overkill on the add-ons, but what the hell! I will only run 3ds max on windows - I'm going to run all my other apps on the OSX. I've been lurking for a while, and gathering as much info as possible about the purchase - thanks to everyone who unknowingly helped out. I'll post pics as soon as everything arrives -- DZL.