So I've had this discussion with friends many times, and I was hoping some of you could help me understand this better. Their argument is that an Apple computer, in this case the new MacBook, will run better and faster than an equal laptop (with the same hardware). The reason for this is that Apple's hardware is not general purpose, but dedicated and tailored to work as good as possible with the different parts. Is this true? If so, in what way do they dedicate hardware? Also, since I know Apple is supposed to be a hardware-company as well as software company, what do they make themselves? I know they didn't make the Hard Drive. They didn't make the graphics card, they didnt make the processor. I have the impression that Apple makes the LCD screens? Is that true. And of course they make the casing, keyboard, mouspad and all that themselves.