My trusty refurbished MacBook Pro from 2008 is finally starting to go...more hardware issues than software...not worth the repair. I have an iMac I use strictly for music stuff so the laptop is really just for everyday surfing/shopping, TGP, bills, managing my extensive music collection, importing and burning cd's, the occasion movie, managing iPads and iPhones, general data storage, managing photos...essentially an everyday computer. I'm an Apple fanboy for sure but I've had multiple PC's that served this purpose in the past. Looking at the refurbished MacBooks, they can be had for sub $900 and would be more than sufficient for what I'm needing. On the other hand...there are LOTS of inexpensive PC laptops for $200 on up. Having been removed from PC's for the better part of 8 years, aside from work computers here and there, the overwhelming amount of brands out there is tough to wade through. If I was to consider a PC laptop this time around, which would be some brands to check out and which should I stay away from? Should I even be considering a PC over another Mac? I know what I'm getting with a Mac...not so sure with a more recent PC.