I am not at all saying that the MBP is a bad machine, if it works for you great! But you just can't compare the MBP directly to a SB, they have completely different features.
On top of that the screen has 50% more resolution packed in... 6 MP vs 4 MP, so again you are really comparing an Apple to an Orange.
Really, I don't understand the hate Hangouts keeps receiving...
Hangouts is horrible at keeping chats synchronized. I will sometimes find messages sitting in the Chats folder in gmail that I never saw on my phone and as a result never responded to.
Having SMS in Hangouts is kind of nice, except that it is just window dressing since you can't see those messages on any other Hangout instance other than on that one device.
Also since Hangouts relies upon your network connection it is pretty unreliable as an "instant" messaging system. I find that I can get someone's attention much more quickly via SMS than a Hangout message, which in some cases have taken hours to deliver.
Vic does a great job as Kirk
He's got the look and mannerisms down but he just does not have the command presence and the authority voice... he sounds wimpy and whiney. I think he needs to find a drill sergeant to work with him on it.
My Sony library still exists - inaccessible - on my hard-drive, thanks to their !@#$ DRM insanity.
You should have received an email from Sony earlier this year which included a link to transfer your library over to Kobo. About 95% of my library transferred and is now accessible from Kobo readers and apps.
"There... I've run rings 'round you logically" -- Monty Python's Flying Circus