Hello everyone, I'm looking for a new laptop for school. I'm studying computer-science in Belgium and the laptop-offers this years are the following: HP 8510p: 15.4" (1680x1050), 2.1GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, 8x DVD+/-RW Drive, ATI HD2600, 160GB 7200RPM, 3 years next-business-day warranty, Vista Ultimate. Apple MacBook: 13.3" (1280x800), 2.1GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, Combo Drive, Intel GMA X3100 (144MB), 120GB 5400RPM, 3 years AppleCare, Leopard Now, the HP costs 810 and the MacBook costs 1050. The HP is a lot cheaper than the MacBook and it's more powerfull, but on the other hand, I really love OS X and Apple in general. The laptop will be used in school everyday for programming (Java, C#, VB.Net, SQL), internetbrowsing, creating/viewing presentations & documents and working in virtual machines for Linux & SQL Server. For some software I'll need Windows like Visual Studio 2008, CaseTalk,... I know the most people would recommend the MacBook because it's an Apple related forum, but I hope some people can help me out with some advice. Will the MacBook be capable for all these things or should I stick with the HP? Thanks.