I have been reading this forum on-and-off for the last few years. As the son of an IBM and now Dell hardware engineer, I grew up on PCs, namely IBM's and Dells. Up until 4 years ago, I had only owned IBM compatible PCs, so much so that the first operating system I remember using was OS/2 on IBM. Long story short, 4 years ago to the month, I bought my first Mac, I bought a 12" PowerBook G4 with money I had received for passing the CPA examination. Well after four years, it is time for an upgrade. However, I am having a hard time justifying the extra expense of a Mac, and was hoping for some help with the justification. I am pretty easy to please, so I was going to go with the $1199 Mac Book Pro, and buy Apple Care straight from Apple. Since my wife is a teacher, I can get these at discounted "education" prices. The alternative would be to buy the Studio 15, upgrade the screen to be a 1080P screen, get a 256 ATI Radeon Video Card, and a backlit keyboard. The computer would come pre-loaded with Win 7, and when all is said and done, would cost about $500 less than the Mac. While I know the feedback is probably going to be one-sided, I am looking for reasons to justify the Mac. 90% of the time I am surfing the internet and checking emails. Might start a blog some day, but I don't edit videos or music. Thoughts? BTW, it is all or nothing, the White MacBook isn't an option for me.