After less than two months my wonderful piece of 'superior technology' as the Apple faithful call it crashed, overheated after a restart, and then turned itself into an expensive paper weight. Apple is currently 'looking into it' so I am currently 'looking into alternatives.' I have a Dell laptop and desktop for the day job but I need something a bit more powerful than a netbook for home and consulting on occasion. Based on the following, can any computer experts provide a little advice? Requirements - lightweight - I travel a fair bit. Enough processing power for number crunching and a bit of video streaming (tele-conferences). Dell - not interested (service & reliability or lack thereof). Sony VAIO X - nice looking piece of ultra-light kit but again I worry about their service (SE Asia and the US). Thoughts? If I was based in Japan I wouldn't ask, I would have just picked up the Sony. Lenovo - maybe a little better on service here in SE Asia but I haven't been impressed with the 'whole package' offered by any of the Lenovo's that I have looked at here. HP - leaning towards an HP at the moment.