Let me relate my experience with Windows PC's. In 2004, I had bought a 15.4" Toshiba A70 which has given me nothing but problems right from the beginning. Everything has happened with it: RAM failures, HD failures, screen failures, power failures, etc. My power adapter was smoking when I was plugging it in! Just google "Toshiba A75 problems" to get a feel of what I've been enduring during the last 4 years. Last week, I got fed up. Windows wasn't even an option at this point. I was working on a very important project for school, and the computer just shut down. SO, I closed the lid, and grabbed my debit card. I went through a 2-hour bus/metro ride to get to the closest Apple Store. I told the guy: "Okay give me a 2.4 MacBook, I'm ready to buy." No warranty push or anything, that's how it should always be. This just isn't the same thing. No more 30-min battery charges, no more problems at all. I really feel I've got what I wanted for my money, and that thing flies. I do see some beachballs from time to time, but oh well.