Is battery life important for college use? If so, I would go for a Mac way over an HP laptop, even if Macs are a bit more expensive. When I tested the customization on HP's site, their High Capacity 6 cell battery is ONLY at 3 hours and 20 min! That's weak. Macs can go, with Wifi on and such, to well over 4! So, is battery life vital in college? Or are there usually outlets at desks or tables? Please help me decide whether I should fork out more cash for a MacBook than an HP with close specs for about $300-$400 less?