"PC user switching to Mac"3.5 starson by BigB46
Pros: Mac OS, Improved battery life, LED display, Improved graphics, Slim design
Cons: Runs hot when video chatting, The first MBP I bought crashed in a matter of days
Summary: I had been planning on purchasing a new computer for about 6 months before I bought this one. This gave me plenty of time to research and investigate various PCs and of course Macs. I am actually an electrical engineering student and initally decided to go with a Mac because 90% of my professors used them and highly recommended them. I had some experience with Mac OS and after playing around with it for close to a month now, I understand why these computers get such favorable reviews. I think it is important to know what you need your computer for before purchasing a Mac. If the software you will be using is available for these computers then go for it. I use a significant number of computational packages which are widely available for windows but are actually UNIX based just as the Mac OS. These programs run great on my new computer (meaning Macs are good for more than just photo and video editing) and the software suites that are preloaded onto the computer such as iTunes, iPhoto, and iChat, make it a great toy as well.
The one issue I have had is that the first one of these that i bought I had to return because the computer would crash every time I tried to reboot. Apple exchanged the computer with no questions asked. I did loose some faith in the company due to this issue, but I have not had any issues with my new compuer. The reason I gave his computer a 7 is for this reason alone. Other than that I am very satisfied with the hardware and my new OS.