This is the laptop of all laptops; the Macbook Pro blows away all other laptops. Nothing that Microsoft can make will ever stand up against Mac OSX. Not only is the startup and shutdown super fast, the laptop actually stays fast unlike Windows which gets dragged down by spyware, adware, and viruses. Mac OSX is an efficient beast of a machine, allowing its user to perform multiple tasks using multiple high-end programs without seeing the slightest lag. Though this mighty machine can perform almost impossible tasks, it tends to run hot during times of extreme stress, but nothing the internal cooling fans can not handle. This sleek laptop will have people staring at you wherever you use it. All of the programs are easy to install and even easier to uninstall. The system preferences are almost 100% customizable to exactly how the user would like it to perform and appear. Despite its more expensive price compared to Windows, the quality of a Macbook Pro is far beyond anything that can be imagined by Windows.