My Son and daughter have both dropped the "Quick Flop" Lappies for MacBook Pros. "Because that is the way to go.." my daugher says. It's a clear alternative to buying a new lappy every year or two when the Mac's keep up the pace with the techno trends a lot longer that their Microsoft alternatives.
The Mac is just a superior OS and with a Hyper fast i5 processors and 1333 DDr3 ram,the MacBook Pro is like That Motorcycle that they fit the Viper Motor into.
Lots of Horses and none of the weight of the Windows architecture without having to carry the mistakes that Windows have made thoughout the years of its very simplified Evolution. Why they will not go to a more UNIX style OS is really a step they should... but won't take.
The 13 inch screen has a 1400X900 res. and even an i7 if you want the Elephant Gun alternative..