Hey everyone, I am relatively new to the mac scene, I have never owned a mac or used one. I will be starting college in august. I am enrolled to study architecture so basically I need a high end laptop in order to handle programs such as photo shop, autocad, rhino, 3ds max, and others. I have been looking into purchasing a macbook pro 2.4ghx 15" with my student discount but after reading through this forum I am very scared in purchasing a mac. My main concern is the battery life. I will be running windows on my mac in order to run some of the programs so my first question is how is the battery life on the mac? My second question is, is it hard to be able to use OS X, i have never used it before. I am however fairly good with windows and a good learner. My third and final question is, do you recommend me to get a mac or a pc? Thanks for all the help!