Step 1: Buy wife 32g wi-fi iPad. She was happy with her kindle and did not want the iPad, now she loves it. Step 2: Buy 27" i7 iMac for myself. My dell XPS 9100 would not capture HD video via the firewire port, after spending more then a few hours on the phone with dell and MS, they could not tell me why it does not work. Reading on google its a W7 issue. So my 11 month old dell went on ebay and is gone. Step 3: I have a Gateway i5 laptop with BR, HDMI, ect. Bought it back in Feb. Got the MBP fever, so now I am typing this post from my new 13 MBP. The gateway is on ebay right now. The build quality on the gateway is junk compared to the MBP. Step 4: Our 7 yr old daughter has my 3 yr old dell desktop, my wife uses it as well. The other day it got some deep spyware. I jumped thru a bunch of hoops doing a network safe start and used malware bytes to remove the spyware. It comes right back. Found someone that will fix it for $85. Do I really want to invest $85 in a 3 yr old dell? So today I was about to go to staples and get her a quad core, W7, 4gb, 750gb HD HP PC. They are having a sale on it and with a $50 off coupon, I can get it for about $400 with tax. Then I started looking at the 21.5 refurb iMac's, under $1000 with tax. Big difference in cash, but I am so sick and tired of having to mess with PCs. I hope the iMac will last 4 years.