I just went to the plain basic dell.com and store.apple.com online configurations, and compared two models of laptop that I'm interested in: Dell M1330 (their new, cool looking little XPS laptop with LED screen): 160GB, 7200pm HD 2GB RAM 2.2 GHz CPU 802.11n wireless Slim AC adapter 10/100 network (standard, not upgradeable) 13.3" LED display (standard) 128MB 8400M GS video (standard) MacBook Pro: the same major components as the M1330 listed above, except... 15.4" LED display (standard) 128MB 8600M GT video (standard) 10/100/1000 network (standard) The real kicker? Both models came out to be exactly $2283.00! Now, I know this is before any rebates or sales. Dell coupons can be nice. But, you can get a big discount going through a first-time ADC purchase with Apple. For as much as people talk about Apples being overpriced... this is surprising! You get a larger screen (for better or worse; it's more expensive a component), much better video, and gigabit ethernet instead of regular ethernet. Both machines have a very slim form factor. Vista vs OS X is a wash for me, as I'm more interested in linux anyway. Some people would value the smaller size and maybe slightly lighter weight of the M1330 over the increased video and network power of the MBP. But, it seems like Apple is really providing good value here. Going by the raw components, it seems like it should be more expensive to build a MBP. Some people may see me bashing Apple a lot (thermal issues in the MBP...), so I thought I would post something positive here. It seems like the MBP may be a good value. What do you all think? Specifically comparing the M1330/MBP.