Macbooks may be more expensive that PC notebooks, but consider this:
- they use faster memory
- they use faster processors
- they have higher resolution screens
- they come with awesome bundled software
- everything comes as standard (e.g. webcam, backlit keyboard & Bluetooth)
- they're not slowed down by virus software
The answer to Microsoft's laptop hunter ads is simple. Macbooks are more expensive because they're better, and if you were to make a genuine like-for-like comparison, you'd find that they represent incredible value for money.
I know I'm preaching to the converted here, but I couldn't resist the rant. If only someone from Microsoft would come up to one of us and say "you find it, you keep it."
(NB: the above is based on Sheila's choice of an HP HDX 18t series in preference to a gorgeous 15" Macbook Pro. Strange girl).