Hi, I give a lot of people in real life buying advice, and I normally lean towards Macs - but the cost is a high barrier of entry to most people. I just got a Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 yesterday... and I'm doing the unthinkable - using it instead of my MacBook Pro for a week! Anyways, do you think you could do this? Why or why not? This is day one, and I don't know how much I'll miss the MacBook. Not too much I suspect for daily use. YouTube doesn't play as smoothly. That's really the only downside for DAILY use (obviously I can't do my graphics and stuff for my site this week... since they're all in Adobe CS on the Mac). This machine is really lightweight, lasts a long time on the battery, is designed well, and you can get three for the cost of a MacBook Pro. It took some out of the box setup. It came with a horridly nasty version of Windows (7 Starter). But after a few hours to wipe the drive, get Ubuntu up and running on it and some driver issues figured out, I have a cheap computer with a really well-designed OS, convenient form factor, quiet (it's fanless), and easy to carry around... Do you think I'll feel the same in a week of daily use?