Summary: Yes Apple computers are more expensive than many other computers. I have had several laptops from many different vendors over the years. Once I bought my first Macbook Pro, I sold off the others and have only purchased an Apple product since. I really appreciate the speed, that does not go away with time. On every PC laptops, they have started off fast but over time kept getting slower and slower.
Summary: This Is the best laptop I've ever owned! Mind Blowing how fast it is. I use Print Shop, Sketch Up with no problem. One Con!! Battery LIFE. You can't go wrong with this model it may not be the newest one but they are very alike.
Summary: Not sure about some of he other reviewers that spoke of long refresh times upon wake up, my computer wakes up in a snap. The speed and display makes this the best lap to date, I'd pay a lot more for this but glad the price is reasonable for what you get.
Summary: fantastic computer. beautiful display. fantastic speakers and awesome processor. i do a lot of programming, gaming( borderlands, portal, Bioshock Infinite, etc) and this hyper threaded quad core i7 processor handles it almost without breaking a sweat.