I admit it, I'm an Apple cronie. Ever since I was forced to start using a Mac for work back in 2004, I grew to love Macs and I don't think I could ever go back to a PC. I'm typing on my Macbook right now! Macs are so intuitive, and somehow you end up learning more about how your computer actually works and how to make it do what you're trying to do. With PCs, I always felt like I didn't quite understand the questions it would ask me, and I was always doing some sort of workaround because I couldn't figure out how to get my computer to do what I wanted it to do in the first place. Back in 2004, there were compatibility issues between Macs and PCs, but really, they are nonexistent now. The 13" Macbook is nice and compact, although it is a bit heavier than the new models available. I bought my Macbook back in 2007 and it's still doing well (fingers crossed). I'm still on my original battery, too, which I think is amazing because I'm pretty sure it's well past the number of charges you are supposed to get from one battery, as I am constantly on my computer. The only negative is that the new power cord is NOT compatible with older models--I burned through two before I taped my old charger up with electrical tape and continued using it.