Apple finally dropped their Macbook Pro (MBP) refreshes this week, and it was pretty exciting from a geek standpoint. One of my biggest complaints about the prior revision was they only had dual-cores. Now, the 15″ and 17″ models have quad-core i7 CPUs. Couple that with 8GB of RAM, an SSD, and awesome AMD graphics, and you have a true coder’s laptop.
The best thing about MBPs is you can spend 3K on a laptop and still feel like you got a good deal. Apple completely dominates the high-end laptop market. Maybe, one day, Dell and HP will quit racing to the bottom of the hardware market and build a comparable quality laptop. Their biggest problem will be brand perception — they’ve produced low-quality crap for so long that most people would laugh at the thought of buying a 3K Dell or HP laptop.