I don't want to get into software because everyone uses a computer a little different so there's always someone with a different opinion (mac/pc) but in terms of hardware...is there a non-Mac, PC-based computer out there in which hardware meets or exceeds the exceptionally durable, light, and thinness of the aluminum construction on the MacBook Pro?

the exceptionally durable, light, and thinness of the aluminum construction on the MacBook Pro?

its not all its cracked up to be. Indeed, its fairly flimsy, if you push with one finger on the top of the lid hard enough, you can crack the screen...