Macbook all the way. I don't know a single person that has been unhappy with a Macbook laptop. This includes traditional Mac fanboys, but also people who never owned a Mac before the Macbook. Maybe I'm bias because I'm absolutely in love with the thing. And considering the amount of software you get as standard with Macs, it's not that much more than normal laptops. In fact Macbooks (non-pro) are priced very competitively.