I believe that the two main components for an 'apple' product is the apple system, as well as a great looking machine... Sure a dell doesn't look good to start, but say you modify it, put some new paint job, emphise the fact that it running an apple system, then it almost makes it a lot more like a true apple. Apple's biggest deal about their computers is the imagination in both building and style, not so much as who makes the parts... after all they are switching to intel.