I've thought of all that. My main thing with apple is the fan base. Everyone has those 'think different' stickers in their cars, but then refuses to think at all. The hardware just isn't as fast anymore. Ontop of that, steve jobs keeps releasing products that are already around and runs around screaming at the top of his head that its the best thing since sliced bread. Ie: ipod shuffle. Ie: multibutton mouse. Ie: intel chips. The switch to intel chips is ridiculous. They swear up and down how superior the G5 is. Hell, the benchmarks on their site would have you believe anything non G based is dog crap. Then, they decide to switch and say how it will boost performance etc etc. While they have completely fabricated benchmarks on the site claiming how much faster they are than ANYTHING intel or amd can produce. Right.
Aight, i won't go on an apple rant. I must resist. ANYWAY, i don't like apple much. I like the dimensions of the pb and everything. I would like a similar intel based notebook. My candidates so far ar the asus z71v or z70va, compal cl56. But even the widescreen versions of these are still very square and don't really follow the widescreen format in the notebook body. Maybe i'm being too picky for my budget.