Christmas 2006, before I had ever become interested in things such as iPhones, Macs, and Apple, I was very excited to receive a very basic entry-level toshiba laptop. That laptop died in May (God help his soul) and ever since I have been on the lookout for a laptop, but really never gave any other company thought, besides Apple. Rather than make a mistake I did a lot of reading up on Apple, Dell, Sony, and HP. But I still found Apple to be the winner. My parents aren't very computer literate and have only ever used Windows machines, so when I told them about Apple and how great macs were, they immediately put it way up on a pedistol and felt that they were only suitable for computer gods. They insist that I buy a Dell and have zero intentions of changing their minds. I told them that I would prefer to spend my own money so that I can get what I want, but they also insist that they buy it which gives them more influence over the decision and to make matters worse they have been listening to a quack job computer repairman who despises apple because he is not licensed to work on them. I told my parents that if I got an apple it probably wouldn't need to be wrked on but they persist. So other than telling them about compatibility with Windows in Mac OSX which I constantly tell them about (they don't understand) and hide the dell sales papers that come in the newspaper, what do I do???