Perhaps I should mention this... A few weeks ago, I bought myself a new computer. It's a 17" MacBookPro! This is my first time owning a Macintosh, and my first time owing a laptop as well. I needed a machine to run Windows when I go on-site to as part of engineering job. I could have purchased a Dell, Sony, or Asus just as easily, but the MacBookPro's thin profile, long battery life, and aluminum exterior won me over. I've installed BootCamp and a copy of Windows XP, so it acts just like any other Windows notebook. Then, when I get home from work, I can reboot into Mac OS and play around with the Mac side of things. So far I'm impressed.
See the computer here: [link]