"League of it's own AND the cheapest of ANY compariable laptop."4.5 starson by dbcoyle
Pros: Firewire, OSX/Windows, design, speed, NO malware, NO viruses, NO reliability issues, still the baddest laptop-hands down.
Cons: Still have to run Windows (2% of the time) for some niche market optical design software.
Summary: Amazing, fast, sexy, reliable, never have to turn it off. Still cheaper than anything else with these specs AND you get all the fixins with OSX (iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, Mail, Video iChat, ..... ) I'll go back to a PC when the facts show the value, specs, quality, and usability point the way. For the forseable future, this Mac is the simply the best. This ".... at a premium" is simply false. Sorry guys, do some shopping and compare pricing before you rate something (either kind) as a "premium". Nothing is perfect, and this one isn't. It is heavier than the G4 15", and if you take everywhere you go like I do, it can "gain weight". Small price to pay for this extension of my brain. Completely maximizes my effectiveness and efficiency at work and play.