Okay, so I'm getting ready to buy a new laptop (With a budget around $12-1300) and there's so much I need to know before I buy. I've been asking everyone various things, and I figure that these forums are a good place to ask as well (as you guys own the computers and know about them). I've used Macintosh minimally, but I love them, I know musicians love them, and I would much rather have one that my PC, however, I've been doing a lot of looking into it and I'm still thinking PC is the best way for me to go right now, so here's your chance to change my mind: This is what I am going to do with my new computer: Use Fruity Loops Studio Use Finale 2007 and beyond If I get a Macintosh, I plan on getting GarageBand and hopefully some of the Logic Studio programs. I want to be able to store large amounts of music, as well as create podcasts efficiently and professionally (I have a radio podcast hosted on a website and iTunes) I want to be able to (hopefully) create and maintain a professional website for that podcast, as well as my musical endeavours. Now this is all fine and good (except maybe Fruity Loops), but here's the kicker. I am not a hardcore gamer, but I play Counter Strike 1.6, and C&C3, Guild Wars, then smaller games like StepMania, et cetera. This sort of worries me with the Mac, because the Macintosh I would get if I do choose to get it has only a 64MB video card. Now, I talked to a representative on the phone and they said that with the 2.0Ghz Dual Core Processor and the 2GB of RAM (Which is what I plan to get), games will run fine speed-wise, but I still don't know in terms of the video card. And the compatability of certain things is also an issue. I do not want to buy a Mac just to run Windows XP on it so I can do these things, I want a mac for the great machine that it is, but these things lead me to believe that at this point, with the budget and such that I have, that going for a new PC is the best choice for me. Your thoughts? The Mac I am going to get is a regular Macbook (the one that starts at 1,099), except I am upgrading it ever so slightly. Here are the specs: 2.0Ghz Dual Core processor speed (4MB l2 Cache) 2GB 667Mhz DDR2 SDRAM 80GB Hard Drive (kind of a kick in the ass for me) Intel GMA 950, 64MB DDR2 And then I plan on improving the sound card and sound system in any way I can. What should I do? P.S. Not to be rude, but I know people for both sides of the computer world spectrum tend to be "fanboys" for their particular OS. Please don't be one of these people; I seriously want to get what I need out of this computer and can't afford to make a mistake. Thanks, everyone.