I've asked this same question at work with people who are very PC biased so its only fair that I ask a very Mac biased crowd as well. I should point out that I do know Macs and OS X. I use a G5 iMac at work. I like them, but honestly, for my needs there's little to choose between OS X, XP and hell, Linux as well (though I'd probably have a hard time getting it running with such new hardware). All of them are capable of providing the software I want. What I want is: 2.0 ghz Sonoma or G5 >1gb RAM 800mhz FSB >60gb HDD 7200rpm 8mb buffer 15" screen 1200 by 800 802.11g Gigabit Ethernet Bluetooth 2 USB2 (don't need FireWire) <6lbs Budget is around $2500 Something stylish (To me that includes Apple, Sony, Samsung and Alienware) I'll be able to buy pretty close to that on a PC within a month or so. Should I wait for the G5 PB this summer?