I'll keep it simple: I don't do anything w/ pictures (don't even own a camera) I don't make videos I don't play games I will only use the laptop for e-mail, schoolwork, internet browsing, watching movies. Has anyone else been in this boat and been conflicted as to whether to pay the premium for a Mac for these functions, or just buy a sufficient Windows based (i.e. cheaper computer)? What helped you make your decision? Thanks.