I didn't say I didn't like Mac's or OSX. But the iMacs and MacBooks I've had have been no more dependable than Dells. I've had multiple motherboards die, laptop cases crack, power supplys fail, et cetera. Granted, I've never owned a macbook PRO as you suggest. My new plan is to go cheap. Any laptop you can find today for $400 is sufficient for my needs. Nearly everything I do runs in a browser and I don't play computer games. Plus it doesn't hurt so bad when something breaks. But back to the main point, the software on those $400 laptops is Windows and it has suited my needs lately.