Originally Posted by Mr. H
Really? How much does that Dell weigh? How big is it? Does it have a seven hour battery life? A battery that's good for 1000 recharge cycles? Does it have digital audio I/O? A glass trackpad with multi-touch gestures? Gigabit ethernet? Powered firewire? Target disk mode?
How much does that Dell weigh? 6.4 - 1LB more than the macbook
How big is it? Height: 0.95" on both laptops
Does it have a seven hour battery life? 2-ish hrs in real world testing using vista - I have read estimates that claim a 50% better number in 7, as compared to the 6 ish that one can expect with the MBP, this is a clear win for the MBP, but good luck changing the battery when it dies on ya...
A battery that's good for 1000 recharge cycles? Dell is using the Lithium Ion for this one, not Lithium Polymer like Apple, so another win for apple
Does it have digital audio I/O? not directly, but it has firewire, which most audio guys use anyway.
A glass trackpad with multi-touch gestures? All track pads suck, even apples, no, dell isnt using multitouch and glass, but sheesh, I have used laptops exclusively for almost 2 uyears and almost never touch the track pad, who doesnt use an external mouse?
Gigabit ethernet? yes sir.
Powered firewire? yup Target disk mode? no but it can boot to any usb device, flash or what have you
Now lets talk about the MBPs weak points:
Does the $2000 MBP have any blue ray option? Nope - it is an extra $150on the Dell, Hell, Dell even has an option for a BD BURNER: one wonders why Apple is taken so seriously in the pro video space when they dont support blueray whatsoever...
HDMI? Heck no, not on Steves watch - being compatible with every display device sold in the last few years and in the forseeable future is a "bag o' hurt"
PCCard slot? Nope, Apple took that away...it lives on in the Dell
Card reader? Apple reads 1 type,the Dell reads 8
GPU Memory: the $1999 MBP has 256, the dell has 512
integrated cell internet? no go on apple, Dell offers choice of none, VZW or att