So last month (June 14), I shelled out $1100 on an HP dv3t (also a 13" notebook) with some amazing specs. Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHZ, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard Drive, 5100 Wireless Network Card, 9 cell battery (tops at 7 hours), backlit keyboard, fingerprint reader, NVidia GeForce 105M with 512MB dedicated VRAM, and bluetooth. It's a great machine and I have stuck well with Vista, to be honest. No real problems at all, and I've rigged this machine so it's well protected online, cleaning registry, etc. I have grown to love OSX and Windows, but at the time I bought this machine, I didn't have enough money (college coming up this fall), that I HAD to go cheaper. I didn't want to shell out for the original white MacBook because if I were to buy a Mac, I wanted close-to-exact specs I paid for on this HP. Plus, the UniBody just sounds nicer, especially on a college campus. However, the past 3 days have been iffy. When plugged in AC power, I felt mild electric shocks from the left corner by the DVD drive, trackpad buttons, and the media remote and SD card slots. This only happens on AC power (and I had it plugged into a power strip with everything else used up, like TV, Xbox 360, and cable box). Now, the shocks only occur less frequent, and I am still undergoing tests on a normal unused outlet, battery power, etc. I am highly considering contacting HP to see if I can get a replacement or a refund for this. I have a built-in 2 year warranty on this notebook. Speaking of this little dilemma, I was looking back to Mac. With some more money now and a possible refund from HP, I could afford the edu discounted MacBook Pro 2.53GHZ at 13". My small concern is living with less-decked out specs, though I know OSX runs smooth as a less power-hungry OS. My largest concern is light electric shocks. Is this a typical circumstance to any notebook? Or does the MBP chassis remove this problem? I am very satisfied with my HP dv3t. But the mild electric shocks when on AC power scares me. And this might only be true because I had the AC power on a very busy power strip, and not as clear. If Mac is better hardware-wise, I'll consider it. But if it's merely OS, I'll stick to a cheaper machine until I know what is necessary.