So is it wrong of me to peddle Apple? I came back off deployment to Kuwait/Iraq. I saw many PC laptops crap the bed.....could be any reason. Those there saw my 17" uMBP sail through the stupid hot/dusty Kuwait summer and a trip to Iraq. Dust-it, iKlear and Booq Vyper were my buddies. My MBP still performs and looks brand new. A few asked me, well, 4 to be exact. They are now Apple converts. Oh yeah....iChat helped stay in touch with the wifey. Those that used skype or anything else had a hell of a time. Communication with the family is important on deployments. iChat worked well even with crappy internet speeds.