I currently have a Sony Vaio i7, 8MB ram, 600GB HDD, 17in screen, bluray, etc...it was the top of the line at best buy about 10-11 months ago. However, I am considering trading someone for a macbook pro. His mac specs are 2.26 dual core Aluminum body macbook pro, 13in screen, 2GB ram, and I believe a 250GB hdd. I'm getting rid of my Sony to get a mac based computer and he is getting rid of his mac to get a windows based computer. Should I make this trade even though my computer has better hardware specs? Also is there anything I can do/run on the mac in order to test the hardware for failures? I don't want to trade for a broken mac.