I've been fascinated with dells my whole life. I find Mr. Dell extremely sexy. In fact, I am typing this on my 50 year old Dell laptop and it's absolutely amazing for a 50 year old laptop. But in the end, I've decided the macbook was better use of my money. Here are the reasons: For 1000 dollars, I get laptop with great specs, portable, slim, amazing operating system, nice integration with bluetooth, mic, webcam built in, sexy slot loading drive, and great magsafe adaptor to protect my laptop from falling. See, I don't see the point in having only ONE program open at a time. That seems very anachronistic to me. This is 2008 and I demand the ability to be able to do more things at once. The windows taskbar seems like a waste of space. I don't like seeing all my apps after clicking the start bar. I have absolutely NO REASON for that. I'd much rather just put the apps I constantly need in my dock and not have to look at all the other apps I don't use as often. Plus, I CAN HIDE MY DOCK until I need it, which provides more screen space. This is great!!!!! I don't wanna look at an ugly start bar all the time. Second of all, I like to right click all the time. I love the option of being able to place two fingers on the track pad for a double click. It's sweet. The two finger scroll is absolutely sweet, too. Plus, the macbook has built in bluetooth, so I can get a really nice logitech mouse and not have to use a USB port--Awesome. I don't have any interest in minesweeper, microsoft paint, windows firewall, UMPC, windows defrag, or internet explorer. I just need to do a lot of word processing and there are a TON of options on the mac. You've got word, openoffice, the amazing iwork, and so on. I know a lot more people use windows than Macs, so I tried to keep an open mind on why I should get a windows PC. Thanks.