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Selecting my new laptop and moving away from Apple after 17 years...

  With the exception of some employer provided Windows based laptops, for the last 16 years I've only used Apple, and exclusively so with my own money. I started out with a 14" iBook G3, followed by a 14" iBook G4, then a 15" PowerBook G4, a 12" PowerBook G4, 15" MacBook Pro, 13" MacBook Pro and finally a 13" MacBook Air which I bought way back in mid 2013 and which holds the record for the longest I've kept any machine as a daily driver. But I've been considering buying a new machine for the last year and was holding off for a refresh on this ultrabook model before making any decision. The new model was announced by Apple a couple of moths ago and for the most part it was what I had been hoping for, with two major caveats... Firstly, it was only available with a dual core i5 processor. I'd prefer a quad core or at the very least a dual core i7 at a good clock speed but that wasn't the worst thing, no th