I have and always will be a Mac user. I have worked for Apple retail and currently have a 5+ yr. old 1st gen g4 tower - 450 'sawtooth' which I am planning on replacing shortly with a iMac g5 20" once Tiger is preloaded and a speed bump is introduced. However, I am currently working a new career which requires that I get a Windoze based laptop (virtual pc will not suffice) and am looking for advice from Mac users on which is the most reliable brand. I am looking in the $1200-1500 price range and considering an HP dv4000 or or zv6000 but also would consider a Dell. Other people have told me to look at Toshiba and/or Sony though I do not like all the proprietary problems that Sony comes with. I understand that recommending a PC laptop is a Mac sin, but sometimes you have to use a big truck while you work and drive your exotic the rest of the time. Thanks.