The MBP is a pretty expensive set of equipment, and until last year when my business became profitable I would have thought I'd never be able to afford one. However, I am seeing the MBP more and more often these days, which is strange because a laptop that costs $1000-3000 on average would be seen as something rare. The Apple brand and reliability makes the laptop a big hit, but how were you able to come upon yours: Poll: - Parents bought it for you? - I'm rich! - I'm not rich, but it was worth a large amount of my budget to buy. - Bought it for work/business. - Bought used/last generation model for cheap. - Haven't bought it, just hanging out in the forum.