Hey all, I'm new here and I've got a serious question that's been on my mind. I'm an engineering student and contemplating getting a configured Macbook Pro. The one I'm looking at is $2300 +/- (I live in Malaysia, so I'm converting from MYR to $). The specs for this is: 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB 500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm MacBook Pro 15-inch Hi-Res Antiglare Widescreen Display Intel HD Graphics, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M with 256 MB with iWork preinstalled. Now this pales in comparison to the HP Envy I've been checking out lately which is priced at $2000, $300 cheaper than the Mac: Intel® Core i7-740QM processor^ (1.73GHz, 6MB L3 Cache) 6 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 640GB 7200rpm (14.5") diagonal HD+ High-Definition LED HP Radiance Infinity Display (1366X768) ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 Graphics (1 GB dedicated) Not to mention a bunch of freebies attached with it. So my question is this: Why get a Macbook pro when for a cheaper price, I can get the Envy with better specs? Granted, the Mac is used for a different purpose, i.e designing etc.. What is your opinion? As an engineering student, I would be using AutoCad and the like and also, nearly all engineering software only runs on Windows although I trust the ability of Bootcamp to run them. Nevertheless, the price doesn't justify the specs so what am I exactly paying for? Thanks in advance and much appreciated!