Hey everyone, I'm pretty new here so I thought I'd introduce myself. I'm Steven and I've just bought a brand new MacBook Pro after 10+ years on Windows. I suppose I'll start with the specs... I opted for the 15-inch matte screen after going into the Apple Store in Sheffield and looking at a comparison between that and the 17-inch. This Mac has to last me a good 3 years of my university life so I tried to make it future proof and got the best options available. 2.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, 200GB 7200RPM hard drive, Apple Remote (yep, I watch all my TV shows & video podcasts on my computer). Oh and AppleCare Protection Plan. Ok, so... I'll skip over the headache-inducing Windows nightmare, and get to the juicy bits that I love about my Mac so far: I love the built-in iSight camera! If you've ever had to plug in one of those bulbous Logitech webcams and then install the drvers (and bloated software, seriously wtf is with that Logitech Messenger?) that comes with it, then update it everything to make sure that it'll work without flaw; then this is definitely a godsend in comparison. I downloaded Skype (much nicer & cleaner interface for OS X) and had it up and running in 1 minute. Very handy for staying in-touch with my family. Of course, Photo Booth is just so much fun and I'm just dumbfounded by the quality of it! Epic win on that front. Exposé is just a pleasure to use, I find I can actually multi-task a lot better now than I used to be able to. Multi-touch gestures were overlooked when I used Windows, the closest you got to them were the dedicated "zones" on your (already small) trackpad that you used for scrolling. Now with my Mac, it just makes sense to be able to use two fingers for scrolling or three for flicking through pages & photos. Apple Remote (and Front Row), whenever I don't want to be productive I now have the ultimate laziness option. Seriously though, very small and easy to use. Only the buttons that you need are provided, and it just works with everything that I want to. Not sure on replacing the battery, but I'm sure it'll last years before I even have to think about that. Right? Slot loading superdrive; thank you Apple for not using that damn cup-holder! I loved it on the old-tech VHS players, I loved it on my PS3 and I now love it on my computer. 'Nuff said Magsafe, again, it's one of those things that make sense when you have it but never thought about it until you tripped over it. I'll stop rambling now: I'm never switching back.