The lack of optical drive in this thing isn't a big deal, the display will be gorgeous, but for most consumers the price is just prohibitive. The MacBook Pro is an elitist item, if you need a lot of power, you can get something for less, if you need something that looks great, you can get something for less. Sure the MacBook is a great piece of hardware, but at its price the market for this thing is just for people that like Apple products and having the most expensive and hip things out there. Because of my job I'll likely have one in the next 3 months, but if I weren't getting one for free I certainly wouldn't be considering it, especially with stuff like the Vizio laptop coming out, with similar specs (except for the display), and looks, for $1000 less.
Originally Posted by rdrdrdrd
Originally Posted by Homeles
Unfortunately, that efficiency comes at a complete disregard for safety.
Its the rider's job to make sure they're wearing safety gear and behaving reasonably. And it's also a hell of a lot more fun than driving a car
You're 16 times more likely to die in an accident on a motorcycle, and much more likely to get in an accident. Regardless of how good of a driver you are, other people will still drive as terrible as usual, and are less likely to see you on your motorcycle than if you were driving a car. Besides safety, many people have to have more than what a motorcycle could hold when they drive (children, stuff in the trunk, etc.). Many states have cold winters with lots of snow and ice, I'd not prefer to drive a motorcycle on ice (or rain), or in -5 degree weather. But yes, they're more fun and save on gas, to each their own I guess, I value my life more than a little bit of fun while driving and a bit of gas money. My Mazda 3 gets 36-42mpg on average, that's good enough for me.