But, then, I read about the integrated batteries which are apparently used on every single one of their laptops now. And don't give me the shit about it being a unibody, I'm sure they could have found a way to fit a removable battery cover somewhere in there.
How often do you swap over batteries on the go?
I remember the enclosed battery was one of the key things which originally put me off buying a 13" MB pro, but now that I've used it for a while on the go I find the battery life in OSX is excellent and doesn't require me to think about swapping in a battery mid-way through the day. Battery life definitely takes a hit in Windows 7 ultimate, but I find I'm rarely booting into it atm since I have no parcitular engineering work that needs to run on windows, and I already have installed the mac equivalent for some everyday softwares I use in windows.
I think the bigger issue with the battery is that replacing it furthur down the line will be a bit of a hassle, but I'm willing to live with that. It wasn't that hard undoing the screws at the back :lol: The rest of the laptop is pretty well designed though aside from the USB port placement. I have a fat corsair voyager GT flash drive, so it can get annoying when trying to copy things over from one flash drive to another, but I'll just have to live with it. The SD card slot was definitely something that should've been in there all along though; Its already come in very handy in many instances.
If I somehow manage to land the engineering placement in HK, I have a feeling I may well end up buying another Windows only laptop (More specifically, a Lenovo) for comparison and sell whichever one I love less/give it to my sister, who desperately needs a new laptop anyway. :lol:
I bought a base configuration 13 MB pro, and rather than pay Apple to upgrade the HD and ram for me I'm doing it myself. I've already upgraded to a 500GB WD hard disk for $100AUD, and am going to get 4GB of RAM come Wednesday when I'm in HK. Damn 8GB cards for being so expensive atm.....
Oh, and I wish people would stop debating Mac VS Windows. I've tried Linux, OSX and Windows, and each one has its own strengths and weakenesses. There is no "correct choice" - only a personal preference. I adapt to different OSes pretty quickly, so I have no issue working on any one of them. I find OSX does some things well, and poorly at others. Can't we all just get along with the OS choice we've individually made and move on?