I'm probably one of the few people who buy Macbooks to run Windows. A few reasons why: better window management (resize from any border, use keyboard to move windows, resize windows, menus stay with application on multiple monitors, min/max/close more consistent ...) I decided I wanted something more portable than my MBP 17" so I purchased the MBP 13.3 only to have secound thoughts after reading its limited SATA I interface coupled with the glossy screen. The notebook sat on my hutch for 3 days. I opted for the upgraded 2.53 model. It had more memory, slightly larger hard disk and a bump in CPU. I finally opened it. I quickly installed Windows 7 64-bit and it went without a hitch. Win 7 is gorgeous on this thing. Fonts are crystal clear. (i don't like OSX's font rendering). Here are the experience index scores: Process: 6.2 Memory: 5.9 Graphics: 5.1 Gaming Graphics: 4.2 Hard Disk!: 5.8 This is the 5400 RPM stock drive and it gets a 5.8! I would not worry too much about the SATA I interface. As a reference, my overclocked quad-core 3.0 Ghz Q6600, Seagate 1.5 TB 7200RPM, 9600GTX+: Processor: 7.3 Memory: 7.3 Graphics: 6.1 Gaming Graphics: 6.1 Primary Hard Disk: 5.9 General impressions. Screen. I hate glossy screens, but this changed my perception. The colors are beautiful and blacks are blacks. It's almost as good as my high end NEC IPS panel. 9/10 The keyboard feels looser than my thin aluminum Apple desktop keyboards. Not sure why. The delete (backspace) key feels looser than other keys. Since the keyboard is so important to me, I give it a 8/10. Warmth. It feels warmer than my old MBP 17". That could be a good thing since aluminum dissipates heat quicker. 8.5/10 Silence is golden 10/10 Performance. Look at the numbers above. This is no slouch and Flash CS3 and Visual Studio 2008 are fairly speedy even on this slow drive. 10/10 Value. I know I can better PC components, but it would not look this good. You get what you pay for. 9/10 Aesthetics. Do I need to say anything. It's Macbook Pro with Windows 7! 11/10 If you want the best portable Win7 machine, forget the Dells, HPs, etc. This is the machine to get!