I've had my macbook pro for just over a year, so far it has proven to be the best computer. This is my first "apple" although I have been enjoying my visits to the Apple store, I finally made the leap in Best Buy. Yes, it is pricier than others, but I believe that you surely get what you pay for. I love the design, lightness and overall "apple" touch. Everything is easy, logical and convenient. I have not had any issue switching between PC and MAC and find that most applications run seamlessly. I love Iphoto - so convenient to load pictures directly from my camera and then the software automatically organizes by dates and albums. Love it! This laptop is fast and excellent for surfing the web. It features an integrated webcam which makes fun using "Skype" and other applications. So far I have not not encountered any negativity with the mac. I recommend it to all my friends and co-workers!