So to give a little background- I had used windows machines my whole life until I decided to make the jump to a macbook pro when they first came out way back in 2006. I'm typing this on that exact same machine 5 years later in March of 2011. That sentence is proof enough that apple makes a damn fine computer worth the few extra bucks. I've had one repair in 5 years- a loud fan that they replaced for free within waranty. Since my computer is five years old I've obviously been considering an upgrade. I briefly considered buying a new MBP back in the end of 2010 until I realized a new update was due, so I held out. Now the new models are here. They basically offer everything that I wanted at a price that while expensive isn't totally out of my price range. The issue I have (that was recently brought up by what you all consider to be a troll, I would say is making a logical argument) is that you can buy a comparable windows system for hundreds less. I'm not completely poor but I will soon be making a career change and if I can help it I would prefer not to blow 2,000+ on a laptop that I can get for 1,400 from Asus. I need something fairly powerful as I do occasionally work with hd video, edit pictures, play games, multitask, etc. A run of the mill computer won't cut it. My trusty 2006 MBP is on its last legs and I need some help. Can someone convince me why I should spend the extra cash for the Apple machine? I've learned to love OSX and apple in general but not quite enough to ignore the competition and the lure of an equal, cheaper machine. I want something that can handle modern games and not let me down when I push it with HD video etc. Help?