Here is comparison of 2 laptops- HP dv6700z and Macbook Macbook 2.1 GHz - $1099; 2.4 GHz $1299 Hp dv6700z with standard AMD Athlon 1.9 GHz is +$50 for 2.1 or +$75 for 2.2 or+150 for 2.4 to the standard price. apple memory standard is 1 GB. +$100 to upgrade to 2GB. or +$500 for 4GB. HP comes with 1GB. there is free upgrade to 2 GB. 4GB +$150 to upgrade dv6700z to 256 MB video card you will have to pay $99 extra. Macbook doesn't offer this option. wireless and bluetooth for dv6700z will cost you +$45. It is included in Macbook price. dv6700z has dvd burner. Macbook doesn't unless you will pay for more expesive 2.4 model. for +$15 you can get lightscribe with dv6700z. hard drive update for macbook is +$50 for 160Gb or $150 to 250GB vs +$25 for 160GB and +$75 for 250GB. Hell you can upgrade dv6700z to 320GB for $150! +$19 will cost you System recovery dvd for dv6700z. So summarize this- 2.1 macbook 4GB,250 GB sold for $1749 vs 2.1 HP 256Mb video card, Microphone, webcam, wireless LAN, bluetooth, 320GB hard drive, Lightscribe, OS recovery DVD, dv6700z for $1133.99. So savings of $615!!! So basically you end up paying for OS X $615!!! To be fare to replace AMD processor with Intel and it will be $ 1272.99. So still $476 savings!