The title pretty much says it. I've had my current laptop for four years (got me all the way through college). My PC hasn't given out yet and I don't have extra money to just throw around when I want so I won't be making the leap just yet. However, I've read numerous sites, forum topics, and articles and now I thought I'd take it to the users themselves. There are some obvious draws to the Macbook for me: reliability of apples products, apple support (which I know is good because I've been an iPod user for years), and less malware/virus threat than PCs, etc. However, I want your input, preferably from those who have owned both a PC and Macbook (or any Mac really). Is the switch worth it? What are the drawbacks of the Mac? I've only heard positives compared to the PC and I'm sure that switching to a Mac has to have some downside, no matter how small. What are the benefits? Pro, cons... you get it. So you know what I'll be using it for: I'm going to be a grad student so I'll definitely need Microsoft Word. Also, I listen to a lot of music and generally a lot of web browsing. I'm not a gamer or anything so I won't be concerned with that stuff. I am concerned with losing access to some programs I use regularly like Youtube Downloader which I'm going to check and see if it's available for Mac but these are minor details. Thanks for reading this and I'd appreciate any honest feedback.