jbartels wrote: pimpmaster wrote:
Macbook Pro is overrated. The aluminum chasis transmits constant electric charge and leaves your fingers numb. I find the Mackbooks much more comfortable to use, and easier on the wallet.
Are you joking? If it was coming from anyone else I'd peg this as a troll.
Out of academic curiosity has this been proven and documented somewhere?
Lots of people have complained, though my original post is probably biased since apparently this is not the case for everyone. What can I say..I am typing this post right now with numb fingers!
I called AppleCare and they sent me a new cable/powerbrick, but the problem hasnt gone away. This has been the case with my last 3 laptops (dating back to titanium G4) When it really gets on my nerves I just use an external keyboard and mouse for comforts sake.
But lets assume that all apple products are perfectly wonderful and never electrocute you slowly..
Point is, Macbook Pro offers a lot more punch than you probably need if you are using it primarily to program. I got it because I do audio and 3d and the extra RAM and goodies come in handy. But if your prime applications are textmate, the shell and a browser, then you should ask yourself if you really need 2GB of memory, extra VRAM and all the whistles and bells.