Here's how much: For FIFTY bucks less: HP HDX18t Series Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad Processor Q9000 (2.00Ghz) 4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm) - For 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 130M 1TB 5400RPM SATA Dual Hard Drive (500GB x 2) with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 130M - For DDR3 Memory 18.4" diagonal High Definition HP Ultra BrightView Infinity Display (1920x1080p) Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer Webcam + Fingerprint Reader with HP Imprint Finish (Fluid) Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card Full Size Backlit Keyboard Total: $1,949.99 Now for the Macbook: 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x1GB 250GB Serial ATA @ 5400 NVIDIA GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT with 256MB 15.4-inch (viewable) LED-backlit glossy widescreen 1440 x 900 pixels SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) Mac OS X Leopard Wireless N Illuminated keyboard Total: $1,999.00 For fifty bucks less you get a RAID 0 config with 1TB, that's QUADRUPLE the storage space, you get 1.5x the ram, double the number of cores, quadruple the video memory, 1080p resolution, 3 extra inchs on the screen, Blu-ray drive, Fingerprint reader. For fifty bucks more, they don't get any of that, you get a 9600m gt, a smaller resolution, and the great Apple unibody design that cuts wrists. Woooo go Apple! Why Apple? Why? You obviously are ripping off your user base. No matter how much better your software is, I don't see how you can sleep at night ripping us off. No matter how many people blindly love you. How can you justify these kinds of prices? We're bring from the same grocery store but Apple fruits are much much more expensive than PC fruits. They may be more plumpy or waxed to a shine, but you're still eating from the same fruit. And if you install Windows on the waxed ones, you're pretty much a fool aren't you then.