ok, the title is just to attract attention. so, i'm new to mac, i have been using a pc for 10 years, and I'm a second year college student. I just got my mbp 2011 smallest size i7 model today, and I was very comfortable at using it. But before I purchased this mbp two weeks ago, I had also visited Sony Vaio's website. The Sony Vaio Sb model particularly attraction my attention. ok, both mbp and sb series have similar specifications: i assume all of u are pretty familiar with the mbp, so i will only post the vaio's here. Intel® Core i7-2620M processor (2.70GHz) with Turbo Boost up to 3.40GHz Microsoft Windows® 7 Home Premium Bolt Black 4GB (4GB Fixed Onboard + 1 Open SDRAM Slot) DDR3-SDRAM-1333 500GB (5400rpm) hard drive CD/DVD Player / Burner AMD Radeon 6470M (512MB VRAM) hybrid graphics with Intel® Wireless Display technology 13.3" VAIO Display with LED backlight (1366 x 768) Standard Capacity Battery as u can tell , these two computers are very similar, except that one is os, the other is windows. so, here is the problem, Sony Vaio only cost 1170(include tax), since they are doing a promotion today which takes away 200 CAD (please treat CAD as USD since they are almost the same in values). but on the other hand, the smaller size and i7 model of MBP which I got today costs 1670 CAD (include tax). and I am like... wow,, 500 dollars for a os system? is that really worth it? guys, please give me some suggestions. I'm writing this with my mbp, and I absolutely have no problem with it. But then, 500 dollars is big deal... with that extra 500 bucks, u could really do other amazing things.. like....... And I also want to point out that, money is not particularly a problem (1670 for mbp is something I could afford), but then, I just feel like I am not buying things that worth this much because sony vaio, which has similar specifications, only costs 2/3 of its price. However, if i don't know about the promotion and the sony vaio model, I would very like to use Mac book pro. And yes, it's a great macbook and I love the os system.. but then, I am also comfortable in using a pc......... so... what should I choose??? any suggestions????