Maybe I should be getting a MAC and taking it for a test-drive. I suspect there will be Pros and Cons for every Software or Hardware platform. I think the key takeaway is to choose the best tool for the current job based on a set criteria. Carrying around a laptop everywhere is no picnic at the best of times, but in a dirty environment a touch pad just wouldn’t work well. However, I can see where a small and portable programming and interface tool would be advantageous.