Well I'm a student and I'm following IT. I'm a long time PC user but as I'm following IT I get a deeper look in OS'es ,and have other needs then I used to, so I want to change to mac. I bought my last laptop last year and it costed about 1200 and now I want to buy a 15 inch MBP that costs 2000 (standard 2.88GHz). Now I am looking for good reason's and facts to buy a mac so I can justify the change to my parents. Personally I'm completely convinced but I haven't got the faintest idea what to tell my parents as they only see a laptop that's almost double the price , not much better and it would be my next laptop with only a year in between. (they expected 3 years out of this one) My school also doesn't use mac's but with bootcamp and parrallels I don't really care but another point I can't use to convince my parents. Can anybody give me some good pointers to convince my parents to change to mac and justify the extra cost? Any advice is welcome. Please mention if you're a parent or from the IT branch or something alike as my parents will give it more credit then. The more advice I get, the bigger the change I get to change over to mac so do you're best people! thanks in advance!