I'm currently deciding on the two for college next year. I'll probably be majoring in art history / english / philosophy and will probably continue with some graphic design on Photoshop. No games; mostly IMing and internet surfing. My biggest priority will be portability and battery life, since the college I'll be going to is really big--will be taking this laptop around for long distances all day. The tough choice is that both are at nearly the same price: For the $1,475 X200s, I'll be getting: Intel® Core 2 Duo processor SL9400 (1.86GHz, 6MB L2, 1066MHz FSB) Genuine Windows Vista Business 64 12.1 WXGA+ LED backlight with the Next Generation ThinkPad Roll Cage, 2x3 UltraConnect ll antenna 4 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1067MHz SODIMM Memory (2 DIMM) TrackPoint with Fingerprint Reader 320GB Hard Disk Drive, 5400rpm 5-1 Media Card Reader and Modem Integrated Bluetooth PAN Intel WiFi Link 5300 (AGN) with My WiFi Technology ThinkPad X200 Series 9 cell Li-Ion Battery (total weight 3.05 lbs) And for the $1,499 MB, I'll be getting: * Intel Core 2 Duo * 2GB DDR3 Memory * 250GB hard drive * NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics * Illuminated keyboard * Aluminum unibody the argument for Lenovo: Though I'm a Mac user and fan, I must say I'm enticed by X200s' specs as well as the really, really long battery life. One of my friends bought a lower X200s model and he's getting some 8-10 hours of Internet surfing on the 9-cell battery. Also, it seems to be a lot lighter than the MB for some reason. the argument for Mac: I really don't know much about technology, but from what I've read around, it seems to be the consensus that the graphics card is really important for Photoshop and other apps in Adobe's Creative Suite. So will the integrated graphics on the Lenovo be a problem for me? Should I stick with a Mac for this purpose? I know that since I'm on a Mac forum, there might be a preference towards the second option. Still, I'd like to hear any thoughts or suggestions. Thanks so much!