Well, my wonderful rolleyes Vista laptop decided to give me the BSOD and now I am trying to fix it via my recovery discs...with no luck. I'm going to take this as a sign to ditch it and get an Apple. Luckily I have an extra laptop to get me through the next few days until October 14th... I visited the Apple store today and really like the Mac Book (especially the keyboard layout) so it looks like Tuesday when the announcements happen I'll be a Mac owner (Which just so happens to be my birthday...great excuse ). So a few more questions 1. I have PC versions of Microsoft Word and Excel...they won't work at all on the Apple, right? 2. As for Applecare, should I buy it right away or wait until the 1 year warranty expires (or will it carry on...so if I get a 3 year it adds on the my 1 year?) 3. I'm a bit unfamiliar with their OS...will the Mac Books come with the most up-to-date version (are there multiples list with Vista Home/Premium etc.)? 4. I saw that the Mac Books have a mini-DVI port...is there an adapter to make it work with HDMI TVs? 5. I backed up most of my current PC laptop (iTunes music, Movies, Pictures etc) will I be able to connect my external HDD to my new Mac Book and transfer everything over? I'm not sure if a Mac can read a PC formatted External HDD or not. Like I said, I'm really new to Mac. I have an AppleTV and iPhone and love both so its time to move away from PC's which have been giving me major issues the past few years. Any comments/help would be appreciated.