I've been a PC user for a long time now, never actually owned a Mac (unless you count 2 iPods). I've wanted to switch for awhile, but my 3.2 GHz Intel, 1GB ram PC desktop machine has served me well for awhile, and I just haven't had a really good reason to. Now I'm in my first year of college, and I'm wanting to sell my desktop and get myself a good laptop. I thought that this presents a great opportunity to switch, since I'm going to get a desktop replacement laptop that I can take everywhere, with (hopefully) comparable power to my desktop. So I'm thinking of getting a MacBook Pro, which with my school's discount, runs $1799.99. Not a bad deal. However, I decided to shop around and see if it was really worth it to switch. Turns out that I can get an HP dv6000t (yes, PC) with a 2.0 Intel Core 2 Duo, the same size screen, a 256MB Geforce Go 7400, 1GB of ram, and an 80GB HD for $1261.99. More power for $538 less. Now what I want to know is this: is it really worth my extra $538 to switch? I've used an MBP before and I absolutely love it, but the price is just kind of wild considering i can get more for less with PCs. (Please don't just reply with something asinine like "Well then just buy a PC then you idiot." That's not what I'm asking for. What I want is some advice on what to do.) edit: Ah crap... just realized that I spelled "affordable" wrong. Oh well.