They're just nice laptops. You could get a Windows laptop with more power for a lower price, but you'd be hard pressed to find one that compares in specs, battery life, size, weight and build quality for noticeably less.
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They are elegant machines. Overpriced to hell but very elegant.
Coming from a .Net developer who only used Windows based PC's since the last year I must say, I am really glad I choose the Macbook Pro option when my DELL work laptop died.
Even though I pretty much stay in a Windows 7 VM all day, switching between them is blazing fast, as fast as the native Windows on my previous DELL. And picking it up and carrying it with me to meetings and to and from work is effortless. Not to the mention the incredible screen.
Would I have bought the thing myself? No, but I can see why people are easy about overpaying or them.
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