Oh deary me. In fact for $1000 XPS13 gets you a 5200U scoring 3800 at cpumark, and at $1300 Mac gets you twice as big SSD and a 5257U scoring 4250. You can probably invest those 300 in lots more than more SSD with Dell. And you get a leaner machine. Also, Windows and Ubuntu will fly on the Dell. OSX is a horrible hog (that's why Macbooks always have beefy processors, even though most of their users only use them for facebook, iworks and email), and everyone using Windows or LInux on them will testify that they simply fly, whereas people running Hackintoshes on mid-spec notebooks aren't having nearly as much fun despite their machines being very performant with WIndows, even with all that bloatware users typically get, and especially Linux.