No you can't, a $2k Lenovo is roughly on par with a $3k Apple, and the price difference decreases on lower end models. Well, I think most people buy Macs for the wrong reasons. I use a Mac for my Unix-based development because Mac OS is better than Windows for that, Linux interfaces are ass-ugly, and my development computers are either provided by work or written off as a business expense. There isn't much evidence to back this up. If you watch people who have no computer experience, they fail equally miserably on any computer product. Apple fronts a lot of capital for new product development though, so in a lot of cases, if they hadn't pre-paid for 6 months worth of supply, supply would be delayed for that timeframe before being available anyway. I think Apple is making a conscious effort to move to being evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Moving to their PC naming system for the ipad (new models released regularly, same name) is part of this. PC manufacturers dreamed of selling PCs by model year rather than specs, over a decade ago, but were never able to pull it off like Apple is doing. Yeah, other than their laptop trackpads and bluetooth trackpad, Apple input devices are really not very good. Yeah, this is just a matter of familiarity. I use Windows and Mac OS about equally, and my workflow and productivity is very similar between the two, with each OS having a handful of features I wish the other would implement. I use muCommander. Well, I'm spoiled, but Mac keyboards suck for not being like mine: You guys simply don't comprehend what you're missing out on. You need to put more RAM in your computer. I'm curious too - Microsoft recently backburnered a pretty big effort to make a push into similar territory because the content owners wouldn't play along. The Best Smartphone for Music Lovers As well as all the regular itunes stuff, you can also pay $10/m and get unlimited streaming/downloading (as long as you keep paying) on your phone/PC/xbox. I'm surprised Apple hasn't implemented something similar yet.