Well, with money as no object, bootcamp'd Macbook pro.
Otherwise, Build your own Acer if you're a penny-pincher like me
Or go with the toshiba. I was planning on picking up a satellite for college. On sale at staples or something. The only problem is that you should open up that remove programs dialog STAT!
Also, why is mac always quoted as "graphics and music"... while Window's target is mocked.
When it comes to business applications, where computers actually help productivity *gasp* it's windows and/or custom Unix kernels.
Let's just say, I wouldn't take a mac to MIT if you value your dignity.