Hey everybody, I was on here a couple months ago about whether or not I should get a MacBook or a MBP. Well, I decided that a MBP would be the better machine for me. For about year now, I was told I would be getting a Mac for my (high school) graduation present, which is now in a month. An hour ago I recently told that I might not be getting a Mac because it makes more "sense" to get a Dell. My parents are both pro-Mac people, but due to the relatively expensive cost of Macs, they both use Windows. That's all and good, except I've had to endure using a Dell for 4 years now. I've countless problems and had to reformat it at least 2 times now. The reason they are deciding to go with the Dell is because there is a program at the school (Bridgewater, if that helps) where you can get cheap through them and then they on-campus support, so if it dies, they just take out the HD and stick it in a new Dell and off I go. Fine, but I'm a graphic/web designer. I'm going to have to spend thousands on applications and I don't want to spend money on apps for a Windows machine that I'm not going to keep. They rebutted saying they would pay for all those applications for the Dell. Don't ask me why they're trying to make this difficult on me. I've tried the whole Macs break down less but MacWorld recently did a thing on reliability and it showed that Mac laptops need to get fixed a lot. So that's not going to work. I'm having a hard time explaining how painful it is to use the Windows OS and I sincerely mean it. It's ugly. It doesn't do what I want it to do. And I get more done when I work on a Mac (I use Macs at school in my graphics class). Apparently, it's going to cost $1200 to get the Dell, which incidently is the same price as the better white Macbook with a student discount. So the only thing is that Bridgewater has an on-campus support program. That's the only difference. I am asking for some help here on convincing my parents that the Mac is the best route to go. Thanks in advance.