I just wanted to say I love my macbook. I bought an external samsung LCD to do photoshop/indesign/etc... and thnk that the macbook is an excellent choice. I was a PC/Windows addict for many years. Then I installed vista on my 'vista ready' PC. I sold it and bought a macbook. I love it as it's my first mac. Everything is so easy and straightforward....seriously. I take my 'book everywhere to work. I did have a problem with the optical drive. I dropped it off at the apple store here in phoenix (biltmore) at 9:00AM and by 4:30PM it was ready to be picked up. I also have to say that the employees inside the store AND the phone tech support person in canada were all very nice. Better than any DELL support I had in the past. And, as minute as this might be to some (huge to me) is that my 2 year old was playing the elmo game on the iMac in the macstore (admittedly by himself while I watched and waited for my name to be called) laughing every time elmo said 'peek-boo' and noone gave a dirty look. This is huge for me. If I can't take my son somewhere and feel comfortable, I'm never returning. The apple store in phoenix (no, I don't work there) was great. So now I take my macbook everywhere. Work - home - and dj with it at the bar. I'm never returning to windows and only hope to get an iMac soon.