I've been interested in Macs in passing for a while now but have been seriously considering a purchase for the past couple of months. I've got the cash to purchase a 15" MBP 2.16Ghz and then bump it to 2 GB of RAM. But I just haven't pulled the trigger on the purchase. The savings of buying a regular MB tempts me too. I'm a PC user almost by neccessity since I do .NET programming for a living making Windows and Web apps. I already I have a somewhat powerful desktop PC, AMD Athlon64 3000+, 1GB RAM, GeForce 6600. So I am not hurting for computer power plus I can upgrade the PC for fairly cheap if I need a faster CPU or more memory. Now my laptop is a dog, Pentium 3 700mhz, 384MB RAM and a 20GB HDD. It's an old Compaq made in 2000 and has seen better days. There is a stick on it saying "Designed for Windows 98" I love having a powerful computer but at the same time I also like getting a good deal and don't part with money easily. I am torn, can someone here beat some sense into this PC user and convince me to pull the trigger on the purchase?