Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Pimpin the West Side!! (Benbrook)
that seems really high for the protection plan, shop around some
I have a 13" and its been absolutely great. I went with the smaller one because I really wanted the portability. Battery life is good, under light use (web browsing etc.) I get ~5 hours, using a lot of system resources it drops below 3 hours. If you need windows I run XP through fusion and it works great, and much more convienent than dual booting. The multitouch touchpad is one of my favorite things, I hardly ever use a mouse with this laptop and I hate touchpads.
-Small and light
-Backlit keyboard is nice
-Good battery life
-Very well built and solid
-Mag Safe power connector (has saved my laptop from several disasters)
-Pretty good sound/volume compared to other laptops (reall clean, low noise headphone out)
-The 13" model only has a reflective screen, which bugs some people, but its actual glass so it doesn't scratch and its easy to keep clean. (I think the 17" has a matte screen option)
-In a bit of form over function design, the only vent is where the screen is hinged which causes them to run hot. Under heavy use I've seen temps of nearly 80*c per istat, and since its made of aluminum the case gets pretty warm. Under normal use its ~45*c but even the high temp readings seem to be normal for these laptops and it hasn't caused any problems for me.
"Apres moi le deluge"
Last edited by jakesford; 07-24-2009 at 11:19 AM.