Maybe you don't see the correlation. Can't help you there.
I have no problems seeing selective reasoning.
you'll opt for one of the many less than 2 pound graphite laptops offered by Lenovo, HP or others
Many? According to Google, the lightest HP laptop is
If you are willing to compromise on weight then MacBook comes back to the front but at a higher cost than other performance equals.
You can't get from "weight doesn't matter" to "8.5% difference is a 'compromise'" without hackery. Sorry.