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I'm planning on purchasing a laptop in June and I was looking for something classy and with a long battery life. I want a screen size of at least 13" so I don't have trouble reading.

I know I may get some hate here, but I was taking a look at the 13" Macbook Pro and it seems to be just what I want, but figured I'd ask here before. My budget is roughly U$1400.

I do not want to game on the laptop, the main purpose is school and work.
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I'm planning on purchasing a laptop in June and I was looking for something classy and with a long battery life. I want a screen size of at least 13" so I don't have trouble reading.

I know I may get some hate here, but I was taking a look at the 13" Macbook Pro and it seems to be just what I want, but figured I'd ask here before. My budget is roughly U$1400.

I do not want to game on the laptop, the main purpose is school and work.
My advice... get the HP Envy. It has better specs you can get a 14 inch for around 800-1100. With the optional extended battery slice you can get up to 13 hours of battery life. It has a pretty good graphic chip and i7,i5,i3 option. I know you said you wont game on it but you would have the option. Its a good all around laptop for almost half the price of a mac.

I personally hated the mac I bought and sold it about a month after I got it. I like the complexity of windows. Guess I am just used to it.
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The sony vaio s or z (if you can afford it) are very beautiful mac like machines other than than that I dont think you can go wrong with a macbook.
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hey nolonger,

are u buying from the US or Brazil? because prices in brazil are double

feast your eyes on this:
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HP Envy and Sony Vaio S series were "meh" to me. I did really like that Asus U36JC.

I'm going to order the laptop online from the US.

How would the performance of the Asus compare to a Macbook Pro 13" base model?
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Honestly, I think you would be fine with that Mac. Mac is a good laptop to get it you want something nice and shiney, fast, with excellent battery life, with no intention to game, or wish to do it lightly. Macbooks can run Windows and Linux as well, so you are not really limited by one OS, as you can have any, and like you and I both said earlier, if you want something with excellent battery life, Apple makes laptops with pretty much the best battery life..

Go for it!
     
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HP Envy and Sony Vaio S series were "meh" to me. I did really like that Asus U36JC.

I'm going to order the laptop online from the US.

How would the performance of the Asus compare to a Macbook Pro 13" base model?
Isnt the 13 inch base model macbook a C2D ? At least it was when my gf brother bought his in Sepetember.

If the macbook still has a C2D the i5 and dedicated graphics card on the Asus will be better.
    
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Isnt the 13 inch base model macbook a C2D ? At least it was when my gf brother bought his in Sepetember.

If the macbook still has a C2D the i5 and dedicated graphics card on the Asus will be better.
http://store.apple.com/us/browse/hom...co=MTM3NDczMzg

They're using Sandy Bridge mobile processors with integrated graphics.

I think the Mac just might be worth it for the more stable OS and it's still the best looking laptop I've seen this far, although the Asus isn't too far behind.

It's actually better if I can't game on the laptop since I have mild ADHD and I know what I'd probably end up doing in class if I had a laptop that could game.
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http://store.apple.com/us/browse/hom...co=MTM3NDczMzg

They're using Sandy Bridge mobile processors with integrated graphics.

I think the Mac just might be worth it for the more stable OS and it's still the best looking laptop I've seen this far, although the Asus isn't too far behind.

It's actually better if I can't game on the laptop since I have mild ADHD and I know what I'd probably end up doing in class if I had a laptop that could game.
I think a lot of people would really like to know: What about Windows 7 is unstable? I've been using it since Jan 2009 beta builds and I have only gotten 2 BSODs.
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Go for the Macbook Pro, great battery life, and looks amazing.
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