What do you need more power for? Gaming or school work? But which one cost you more? I love Mac OS X I really do, I just hate Mac (I'm a big bang/buck kind of guy). I know it's possible but thanks for trying to educate me. Mac's graphics cards don't look so good once you try to game, and I don't consider an bootcamp +windows to be effective. What I'm saying is, if you're so worried about power enough to pay that much for a laptop you'd hope it'd play a game or two. If not (or doing the other things I mentioned), a much cheaper workstation would do just as well. Work it out however you like, Windows retail should cost about $200 + $50-60 for boot camp, hence what I said.