ummm some may argue Macbook Pro's are 100 times above the rest, i tend to disagree. I (and a few mates) have had nothing but trouble with it. the heat is insane sometimes and other times, when she sleeps, you tap the keyboard to log-on again, and it freezes. you can't do anything but hold down the power button. annoys the shit outta me. in conclusion, theres nothing good out there atm lol
The Mac laptop is worth the money you pay for it. This laptop offers improved performance and additional features. You should consider what it is you are looking for in a laptop and what its main purpose would be.
Depends on what you plan on doing with it. If you are looking for a gaming machine or something to office-based work, email, etc.. You might be better served with a PC. Asus makes some really great quality notebooks as an alternative.