"Notice the recent ratings are either 0.5/5 or 5/5?"0.5 starson by tzt1841
Pros: Does what a laptop does
Cons: Apple addiction is bad for you (your family and your pocket)
Summary: Did you notice how the recent ratings are all either 0.5/5 or 5/5? Did you notice that the recent reviews came fro single-purpose accounts? That's because two camps clash here. The Apple crowd give it 5/5 because they crave for all things Apple. The others are crying ripoff and scam. I just happen to be with the latter camp.
There is a company ASUS sitting on my desk:
* It is sturdy as a brick and looks modern and good
* It has a 15" LED-backlit screen
* It has the coveted Penryn processor
* It has a discrete NVIDIA card, which will beat any integrated graphics
* It has 4 usb ports + firewire + card slot + cardr eader
* It weighs about the same as MB and is just 0.2" thicker
* It works under Ubuntu Linux and oh boy Ubuntu works miracles. It loads in no time, is much faster than XP or Leopard, comes with an office suite and is ABSOLUTELY FREE
Now, a grand was paid for this ASUS. That is 300 bucks less than MB. Since the Linux OS is free and will always be free, we won't have to shell out another hundred next year when OSX 10.6 becomes available.
Mac addiction is bad for you!