I realize there are alot of people on this amazing board with alot of years with mac experience under their belts. And their knowledge is invaluable.... Plus many of us turn to them for their opinions and insight. However, More and more people are making the switch from PC to Mac. And when that happens, then alot of questions are raised. I truly think why there are so many questions as to what to buy, when to buy, am I making the right choice, and so on....... Are because, In the PC world technology rapidly vanishes, and what was great 6 months ago, isn't so much today...... However, ( my impression ) and I can be wrong; but OS operating system and hardware enhancements are completely different from a Apple's point of view..... I bought a 13" MBP and struggled for days did I make the right decision, before I ever opened it; or should I get a 15" instead for another $600 and the latest chipset..... I took the plunge and decided what I needed was now, plus my requirements and trusted the amazing performance I have had from Apple products in the past...... I set-up a 13" MBP ( base model ) with parallel, windows 7, Photoshop, external Blu-Ray burner; and to be honest, I am thrilled with the performance..... People need to realize, The Apple world is not the norm of the life they lead in the PC world...... Trust me, I spent 20 + years in the PC world, it took me less then a year to truly understand how different things are...... Think about it, You can have an Apple and add a windows platform; still run strong, can you say that about any PC based platform??? Just my two cents.... Hope I don't get bashed for all this.