I got it to replace by older Hp Pavillion laptop. I got a new laptop that would last me through college and be fast enough to run the programs that I need for my engineering classes.
I installed Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac. It allows me to install other operating systems on virtual drives. So far, I have installed Windows 7, Chrome OS, and Ubuntu 9.10.
I have enjoyed learning my way around the Mac OS X and testing Chrome OS and Ubuntu.