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You did look more closely at the specs right? I mean if you're not gaming that 5400RPM HDD won't matter too much but the only 2.66GHz i7 currently is the 620M which is a dual core with HT. That's another thing I despise Apple for is just how much they prey off of ignorant consumers. I mean fine, take an arm from a person who uses their eyes more than their brains; but Apple charges the arm, leg, and a kidney. Functionality always > form in my book. Hence why I'd only ever consider a used and heavily reduced cost mac if I had to.

You are getting better than 5 hours battery life out of that thing though right? Otherwise I'd say they've gone down in delivery there. My friend's old 2007 MB used to last that long with a power draining 35W dual core.
Yup, I looked closely at the pics. Like I said, I love it and battery life isn't a big deal for me. You can go on all day about how the specs are not great compared to similar priced laptops or desktops but oh well. I don't really care.
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Without getting into the Apple love/hate thing, I will say that I have a friend who owns an iPad. I haven't used an Apple product since the late 90's, but I tried the iPad out just to see what all the fuss was about. Within about 30 minutes, I was using it comfortably. When people say Apple products are easy to learn/use, they aren't just going with the hype. The Apple UI is very intuitive and easy to pick up.

If you have the cash and want to try it out, go for it. I'd personally like to try a MBP now that I've seen a modern Apple in action, but I can't justify the cost for it since it would just be a toy.
 
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Ugh, all these Macbook recommendations. Lets get at least one thing straight. Macbooks are inferior in terms of hardware. For the price of a Macbook Pro 15", you can get a Asus G73 that will blow it out of the water in terms of performance (i7, 6GB DDR3, 5870m Crossfire, 500GB HDD, etc.). If you like the brand name, and the design and are willing to pay a premium for it, go ahead. They are sturdy, and Apple is usually good about the one year warranty, they are probably the most hassle free company I've dealt with. All this comes at a price preimium though. Up to you.

Surely, everyone here is aware that Macbooks are expensive. That's not really important though if someone is willing to spend the money. How are you going to sit and make a big deal about how the COLOSSAL Asus G73, which is trying to run that hardware with an 8 cell battery and still claiming to be a mobile computer, is a suitable alternative. As long as a laptop performs well with what programs you will need it to execute, I see no need for additional ridiculous performance if it comes at the cost of design, weight, battery life and build quality. This is a mobile computer. If you want top-of-the-line gaming performance, build a desktop that's twice as good and half the price.

The Macbook Pros are fantastic computers from what I can tell, and I plan on picking up one in the next few months--hopefully after they do a complete overhaul of the design.

I dislike Apple as much as the next person, but the go-to defenses PC enthusiasts use against Mac lovers are tired and ill-informed. They just emphasize the disconnect between manufacturer and consumer that Apple erased in order to become the largest technology company in the world.
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