Several years ago everyone I knew had a MacBook... you just had to if you wanted a portable Laptop with some kind of power. Windows had these terrible hulking things aimed at gaming, the battery lasted half hour, and anything smaller was a Netbook. However now the rest of manufacturing world has caught up with Apple. You can get slim and more powerful Laptops for a quarter of the price of any equivalent MacBook, it is crazy that MacBook prices keep rising, yet the specs aren't relative to everything else. Then we have crap like everything being soldered to the board, nothing is replaceable now, even the keyboard is impossible, yet that is the thing I used to have to replace the most on customer Laptops. I know a handful of people personally, who have broken MacBooks and Apple refuse to repair them. My Boss's Daughter spilt water on her Laptop, her Keyboard stopped working and they said it would cost more than the price of the Laptop to fix. So I took it apart (as I used to repair Laptops) and saw that it was just a short and corrosion, I fixed that problem and the Laptop now works. The MacBook 2016, my friend has a keyboard where some of the keys do random things, probably due to crap stuck behind there... but again Apple won't sort it. Apple's Customer Service used to be amazing, but now they ignore their customers and charge them a crap load. It's sad how far Apple have fallen under Time Cook, and I wont even attempt the Keyboard repair as it looks welded or something... mental. 144hrz 17 inch screen, 16GB (removable) ram, 2 x sata ports + NVMe or M.2 drive, 8300 Quad Core, 1060 Nvidia, all the ports you can hope for, removable battery, nice slickly keyboard etc etc. I got that for £600 during a sale, meanwhile there are no MacBook Pros with that kind of power for quadruple the price.