So, this situation is mildly different from what most people ask. Most of the time, I read someone's post about "this Lenovo is $700 that the Mac and it's got better specs" or "Dells have pretty colors and they're cheaper!" However, I know the benefits of OSX of Windows and that most of the time, the actual hardware is quite similar. I've actually come to find that a Dell XPS 1330 is actually more expensive that a BlackBook when included AppleCare and a Dell warranty of the same length. So, enough of covering my bases. My fianceé has been working with her Dell Inspiron 6000 for almost 5 years and it has treated her amazingly well! However, the battery is dying, and that's just a good excuse for us to buy her a new laptop. She has her iMac (in my sig) and I have my MBP (in my sig), but she needs something for her photography for on-the-go transferring of files or maybe, at the most, editing on-the-fly. My question is. How does the actual build quality compare between: Macbook/Blackbook Dell XPS 1330 Lenovo Thinkpad Anyone with experience? We haven't decided if we want to go ALL OSX dedicated, or if we want to keep one dedicated Windows box in the apartment. I know this is a Mac forum, that's why I'm asking STRICTLY of build quality and overall sturdiness. Experience welcomed!