I think I want a Macbook Pro, but then again, I will probably never fully utilize its power. Anyway, I'm thinking the DM3-1030US is sorta like the Macbook Pro "light". Case - both are aluminum and look good (granted, the Pros unibody is nicer) Screen - both have 13.3" LED backlit Keyboard - toss up battery life - 6 hrs vs 7hrs Operating system - Win7 vs Leopard Price - HP is around $700 cheaper HDD - 320GB 7200rpm (HP) vs 160 5400rpm Processor - Pro wins in a landslide bluetooth - both have it The HP has 4 USB and a HDMI port. The Pro has an optical drive, but I use CDs/DVDs maybe once every 3 months so that's a non-issue. So if I spend most of my time browsing the internet and using Word, why should I spend $700 more on the Pro?