Style and substance: 7 notebooks to make your co-workers jealous

These notebooks that look stylish but they aren't especially friendly on your wallet

Apple MacBook Pro



The notebooks in Apple's MacBook Pro range have a well-deserved reputation for being beautifully designed and well engineered. In 2008, Apple introduced the aluminium "unibody" enclosure — the notebooks' chassis are crafted from a single block of aluminium — which means that not only does the MacBook Pro look nice, but it's also extremely sturdy. The top-of-the-range 15in model comes with a 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, 4GB of DDR2 RAM and a 500GB hard drive, as well as fast 802.11n Wi-Fi, so it's definitely no slouch. Sadly, you're going to have to shell out $2999 to pick it up. You can also pick up the smaller 13in MacBook Pro if you want something smaller to cart around with you.

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