If there are any news or sports writers out there looking for a great notebook, get a MacBook. I got mine, and within a day it is the best decision I've made. Sure, I had to shell out my own money because my paper was too cheap to upgrade the 10-year old Toshiba Satellites, but it will pay for itself (and I should be able to write it off of taxes next year). For example, I went to work and within seconds was able to access the network and get to my work e-mail. I can use BootCamp to use Windows XP and the baseball/softball scoring software many teams use to keep stats now. Instead of using pencil and paper when out at a game, I can use my laptop. I'm going to an all-star football game tomorrow night and there's no doubt that I'll be able to finish my story quicker. Why use pen and paper for stats when I can type them into my story file and write almost half of the article during halftime? The IT guys (one guy is a Mac, one is a PC) fell in love with it while they helped me set it up today. Knock on wood, but it is also a good machine as far as heat and noise issues go. I'd say my only small gripe is the lack of dial-up modem. When I go to state tournaments, my place is too cheap to put me up in a hotel with broadband or wireless, so we still connect via an Earthlink account. Guess that's another $50. Just like reporters back in the 1920s through the 1980s used portable typewriters, the notebook is the perfect tool now.