Originally Posted by Future
I can't stand Apple, so I might be a bit biased here...
but I think that a $1600 custom PC would outperform any mac lap top. The reality is that MacBooks might perform slightly better than other products, but are priced WAY higher. Unless you are a doing a ton of video and music editing, there is really no reason to ever get one.
Well, I'm not sure why you would compare a PC and a lap top. One issue about laptops is weight/size. Getting power into a small space costs more. But, yes, you can get "comparable" Windows-based laptops for a fair amount cheaper. They'll be lacking in some ways, but they're comparable still. I've said before that MBPs really aren't worth what you pay for them (for most people). But they sure as hell are nice. And to me, the retina display is what convinced me to shell out the extra money.