Hey, Ive had my decrepid pc since 1998 and its high time I purchased a laptop. I plan on doing this purchase withing the next six months and have a budget of $1500 give or take a few banjamins. I think the brands Im interested in are: Apple (to leave windows mediocrity behind me), Toshiba, IBM, Gateway and (maybe) HP. You think I should wait for the new windows O/S to come out (so that my pc isnt obsolete three months after purchase or go ahead now? or go with the Apple which are relatively overpriced and still such a niche product?