If any of you would like to follow along with the summer climbing season on Everest, the FirstAscent Team and their blog is the place to go. Here's why:
I've got that same machined aluminum MacBook Pro in the 15" and 2.66 gig version. I've owned dozens of computers over time, but this just smokes anything and everything, including the desktops I've owned. The only thing remotely comparable is the previous generation MacBook Pro I owned.
I will never, ever go back to PCs.