Okay myself, my brother and my sisters boyfriend clubbed together last Christmas and got my sister a macbook (the basic £699 model) and a few weeks ago she dropped it (tripped over the cat) and the open screen corner hit the floor shattering the screen ...... We claimed on the house insurance and they said it was beyond economical repair so they gave us a Comet voucher for £699. We went down to Comet to have a look and we saw: Apple Macbook £699 (old Model) with 2.1ghz / 1gb Ram / 80gb hdd/ Combo Drive Apple Macbook £719 2.1ghz / 1gb Ram / 120gb hdd / super drive Apple Macbook £900 odd (i forget) for the new model. Anyway...... next to it was a HP Pavilion DV5-1009EA for £649 (cheaper than the old crappy macbook)!! 2.0ghz P7350 CPU, 4gb RAM, 250gb HDD, DVD Lightscribe, Geforce 9200 256mb Dedicated Memory + Can use additional system memory, Webcam, HDMI Output, eSATA Connector, Remote for Vista Media Centre, etc. etc. So we got that! i wiped the hdd put a clean install of Vista Ultimate and it runs like a absolute dream, is very well built and looks very nice too, (even has a glowing HP Logo on the lid!) I think we got a LOT more for our money than the Macbook, she didn't use iLife and didn't know how to use OSX very well.