I am looking to get a laptop. I currently go to school for networking and while I get by fine, I feel I have become very unknowledgeable of windows since switching to mac. I am debating on buying a pc laptop, but have no idea what kind to specifically look at. I am looking to spend $700-$1000 on one possibly. I was thinking of buying a macbook and installing windows but if I had os x on the computer, I would just end up running parallel on it. I was looking at IBM Thinkpads, Toshiba and HP laptops, and I am looking for some advice them.