I'll be attending college this fall and so will be getting a new laptop. I was really leaning toward getting a Macbook until just this week. I am in the business school (Kelley at IU) and everyone has told me that a Mac would not work well for the business school and that a PC is preferred. The reason being that there are certain apps and programs that only will work in XP (or apparently vista soon). My question is, do you think that the Macbook would be a good decision if I will have to spend around $100 extra to buy parallels and the a copy of vista ultimate (vista will only cost me like 20 bucks) and then use that to run any of the "programs"? Also, how is the performance while running parallels, such as, is there a considerable slow down in performance to the point where maybe a MBP would be warranted over a MB for the job. Hope this all make sense and any advice you guys can give wouold be very helpful. I'm still at the college now for my orientation so I'll be asking some professors their opinions, but I'd like to here some people on the Mac side of things as well. thanks in advance.