Im going to be starting school in August and am double majoring in Business Administration and some sort of economics. Ive spent about 20 hours on this site over the past few days researching and whatnot and have decided Ill be buying a 13'' 2.4GHz MBP, most likely with the 320CB hard drive. I decided to go 13'' because I need the portability and I doubt that Ill need the i5 CPU. I might be playing a few games, but I have a 360 that I mainly use for that, although in the past I have run emulators on pcs which I dont know how easy it would be on the MBP. The Business school has emailed me saying that we need a laptop and it must boot to Windows, preferably Windows 7. This would mean I have to use BootCamp, but my school gives access to a bunch of free software, which has got me thinking. Heres some of it: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise/Ultimate Upgrade Microsoft Office 2010 (Windows) Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac and then all sorts of antivirus for both mac and windows etc. Because the battery life is longer when not running Windows, I was wondering if I could use the MS Office for Mac and then open them with MS Office for Windows later, and if the opposite would work as well. My original intention was simply to use OSX as if it were a recreational computer and then treat the Windows partition as a sort of work computer and split the two entirely. Now, however, Im not sure if it would be equally or more effecient to use both OSs for my schoolwork. I know some programs are Windows only, but I dont know how many programs like that would be relevant to my two majors. Based on my own assumptions, it seems like most work will be research, typing, reports etc. and this is why Im thinking a Virtual PC might be a good choice while also using Office for the Mac. Because the computer apparently must boot to Windows though, this might not be a good idea, or maybe I could implement both. I suppose some of my question belongs in the Bootcamp/Windows section, but because it doesnt entirely, Im posting it here. Any advice or insight? Thanks.