My blackbook was stolen because right before a show my band didn't load it up. They loaded everything but the laptop on the ground. Who knows why, we weren't drunk or high (yet). Then it was left there, whatever you wanna call that. Anyway that 1400 investment is now gone. I was looking into getting a cheaper PC. This is because I saw a couple of PCs with somewhere like 320GB HD, 3GB ram, backlit keyboard, etc for a cheaper price than under $1200 (one of them was a Gateway with those similar specs). I'm a college student. I don't do much except word processing, surfing the web, maybe excel once in awhile and powerpoint. But I do make music and I do love using GarageBand and I also have logic 8. Do I get another MacBook? Do I make the switch to PC? I wanted a bigger screen and I didn't want to shell out another 800-1000 for another macbook something I already have - maybe a MBP (older ones)? I mean I was thinking Vista can't be that bad .. haha what do you guys think overall?