Heres a summary of why MacBook Pro's are bad value. Back in 2010 I bought a mid-2010 MacBook Pro. It cost 1200$ before tax. This is what I got: 2.4 Ghz Core 2 Duo Dual core 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM 250GB HDD GeForce 320M 256MB Less than a year later my brother got a laptop. He paid 1200$ before tax. This is what he got: 2.8 Ghz Core i7 Quad Core 6 GB DDR3 SDRAM 750 GB HDD 1GB GeForce DEDICATED graphics Thats still better than the newest MacBook Pro that costs 1200$ before tax. My brothers laptop can still do all the latest and greatest video editing and gaming, while mine struggles to do them at the most basic settings.