Notebooks with Windows can be had for as little as $500(probably even cheaper in the US). For most people these cheap notebooks are even overkill. My sister purchased one(an Acer) and after the rebate and some haggling we got it down to about $470. Although I wouldn't personally buy another PC because I need the software that only runs on a Mac, I'm also recommending my uncle purchase a cheap notebook PC. Why? It gets the job done. And why on earth should they spend at least $1,499 on the cheapest Macbook? I'm sure a small premium for OSX and nice looks would be in order, but for their needs the price cannot be justified. Is it worth it for Apple to go after this market? I'm guessing they might eventually get there(after many years), but given Vista's poor performance, Apple has an opportunity to strike an effective blow to the PC market. What damage might this do to Apple's image, and will it affect their dedication to creative professionals? I'm thinking in terms of application quality and hardware features including peripherals like the Cinema Display(which only use IPS panels)? You know, Apple might consider a subsidiary. Even if the hardware was somewhat **** it'd still run OSX! Bananas Inc?