Hey guys I'm new to the forums, although I've been reading them for awhile I haven't jumped in until today = ) I have read many forums out there about people trying to decide between the Macbook and the Dell XPS M1330 13 inch laptop. I decided to go with the Dell, as I am primarily using it to run my Windows based programs such as Visual Studio and Microsoft Publisher. I already own a PowerMac G5 I recently purchased used 2 months prior which I use for everything else. I am a college student, so weight, size, and battery life were all very important to me and for the specs the Dell appears to give the Macbook quite a run for its money. The one I purchased on sale for $999.99 had specs of: Intel Core 2 2.0 GHZ 4GB Ram 13.3 inch LED backlit screen Windows Vista Home Premium After owning it for a little over 15 days, the unit started bluescreening on me. I know this is common on PCs and I needed it up and running ASAP so instead of attempting to run down the exact problem I wiped my HDD, reloaded Vista (joy), cleaned and reseated memory sticks, updated drivers and bios, and 15 min later, BSOD again. Kept doing it every 15 to 30 minutes. Next I turned to the forums, seems there are MANY people having the same problem. Appears to be a MOBO defect of some kind. Took it back and got a MacBook =) Just a fair warning to those trying to decide between the two.