Hi all Firstly, I cannot believe I am typing this message right now, and maybe I'm suffering shock still, but two days ago I purchased my first ever Mac computer - a MacBook Pro 13". I wanted to go the 15", but the price gap (especially in Australia) is way too high, plus I wont be playing games anyway. I will be using Office, internet, email, etc. Background: I had and Asus G1S laptop (Core2 Duo 2.2 Santa Clara Chipset) with Windows 7 x64 and a Corsair X128 SSD, and hell that laptop flew on everything, until one day I went to wake up the laptop from sleep and noticed there was nothing on the screen - no backlight - no LCD activity at all. I forced it off turned it back on, no post screen and no images. Hell, couldn't even do video out via VGA to a monitor, so either the motherboard has failed or the GPU has died. It was almost 3 years old. For around the same price as the MBP 13" I could have got an ultra powerful Asus laptop with huge screen, BD reader, Windows 7, Intel Core i5 or i7 processor etc - so more powerful hardware for less $$$$, but in the end I decided it was time for a change. So, in the end I sacrificed a larger screen, and more powerful hardware and Windows for a MBP. The advantage is that the MBP uses DDR3, not DDR2 which my Asus did. So, over 20 years of using Windows and beta testing and I jump to Mac OSX. What amazes be is the build quality of the MBP compared to even the top of the range Windows laptops which are still mainly plastic and haven't change style much over the last few years. The big shocker is its so damn quiet, cant hear the fan or hard disk and no HDD indicator to verify everything is working. I think I made a good decision, so this new OS will take a while to learn and would appreciate any hints / tips.