I am very happy with my laptop experience from apple but i can see how the unibody might not perform with a good smack but at the same time plastic has more elasticity and will crack alluminium will bend not snap. Which is it that you desire? I think alternative material liek forms of wood and hybrid materials will start to replace metals and palstic or at least advanced plastic/polymer materials. You can’t get away form the solid feeling of a unibody and too previous mac I wasn’t that interested but they got something very right with this generation, the keyboard, the screen and overall body. older mac keyboards are awful. I do dock a point for not including a “DEL”.
I originally bought an 24" iMAC and was happy with the OS so much that I bought a 13" unibody (non PRO) one an earlier model. I recently purchased the better half a 15" unibody while still expensive I’m happy with that too once I spec’d it up a bit no much mind.
I would recomend Antiglare screen for anyone buying a MAC from now on. I see however the price has gone up the feckers! The High Gloss causes eye strain if you have a lot of light sources and bright daylight conditions. LED screen are also much better for the eye from my experience. I ave problems with flourecents in general.
I don’t think I’ll be buying more Apple computers for a good while as I simply don’t have the cash or need right now.
the iPhone I’ve been very weary of because of the battery life first and cost second. I have a Nokia E52 to replace my E51 lost) and it does maybe 5-8 days in one charge if used primarily as a phone but I am not sure because it last so long I never notice. I did have awful trouble with the phone at the start and the whole body was replaced incl.motherboard and caused me a serious amount of grief for over 2 weeks without my original handset. I would advise people not to be early adopters of any model of phone or new device no matter its primacy at the time its not worth the hassle. Wait at least 6-8 months of market testing.
I’m intrigued by the nexus One much feel very much vindicated my original feelings that Apple would not hold onto the pole position in terms of OOH & WOW factor and now I know the reasons.
Its not that hard to download new firmware for you ipods and iphone for free and jailbraking is so much easier so you are not locked into apple with a little know how.
Ironically my HP printer and scanner will not work properly with my MAC and to think MAC used to be associated as the PRINT platform and print industry.
I don’t have the experience of the cables frag/fraying but if you are a heavy user any device is going to wear and tear fast.
I am waiting for a fluid eink touchscreen with enough computing power to be my next big thing. I’m not sure its on apples radar to be honest but I think its the next huge market or a similar more natural reflective screen technology and can see a lot of companies already are going for it.