I saw another thread about switching but thought I'd like my own thread for my questions so decided to start a new one. I've been on windows computers for as long as i can remember. My family had an Apple II+ when I was growing up, purchased in 1980 or 81 I believe, but that was the last time we owned an Apple product. My father purchased an IBM compatible machine when I was in high school in the late 1980s and I've been on windows ever since. I think I'm ready to make the switch to MacBook now, and probably in the fall get an iMac for the family at home. . After hearing the new iPad announcement yesterday and deciding that I can get by with my iPad 2 and don't need to upgrade, I believe the change is imminent. I do have a couple of questions. First, I have a fair number of Microsoft office documents(Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Is there a compatible program for the MacBook that these can transfer to? Second, how easy will it be to transfer my iTunes library from a windows laptop to a MacBook? Finally, what size and specs do you recommend? I will primarily be using this for word processing and spreadsheet building, web surfing, and music library management. I don't have a need for any powerful graphics really. Also, will documents created on my new MacBook be compatible across to the windows/Microsoft office platform? I'm happy to take any and all advice you all may have. I was down on Mac products and Apple products for a very long time. But then I bought my first iPhone a few years ago, and have found the Apple products to be good quality and customer service from Apple has always been great. I purchased the original iPad the day after it came out with 3G models, and made my kids sit in line at Walmart the day of the iPad 2 release for 5 hours so that I could get one of the 6 they had for sale in our small town. Oh yeah, one more thing. I currently have an hp/compaq desktop at home and an HP photosmart plus printer. Will my new MacBook talk to these, especially the printer? The laptop this will replace is actually a little Toshiba netbook. Thanks in advance for your replies and assistance as I take the plunge.