It's NOT all about specs.
The construction of a Macbook is SOLID. It may not compare in terms of price to cheaper counterparts with similar specs, but the lifetime of your Mac will make up for it. RAM, Storage, processing power, etc aren't all there are in a laptop, there are about a bajillion things that can possibly go wrong and Apple is remarkably good at avoiding these issues, which are pitfalls for several windows-based laptops. If something does happen to go wrong Apple's customer service is incomparably better when compared with couldn't-care-less companies like HP.
Furthermore, from a software point of view the Mac is Unix native which means programmers get huge benefits without having to use annoying programs like PuTTY, and on top of that OSX pretty much blows Windows 7 out of the water.
You can run Windows 7/ubuntu/etc with no problems on the Mac as well, AND YOU CANNOT ON PC.
Yes, I said it, running OSX natively on PC is nowhere near as efficient as on an apple product, and nowhere near as easy, it requires very specific hardware (e.g. having a compatible motherboard), time, and considerable technical skill, to the point that most users don't bother. And last I checked, they stopped at Snow Leopard for Hackintoshes.
And yes, you don't really have to worry about viruses for Mac. NOT because it is immune by any means,
but because there is a much wider pool of Windows users so it is more worthwhile for those who want to infect computers
to create viruses for Windows instead. Programs like little snitch are literally all you need to protect your mac. Yes, even while browsing porn websites. Hell, you probably don't even need it. In any case it takes up way less CPU than standard antivirus programs for Windows.
I know that there are a few that advocate Linux distributions as well, but OSX pretty much does everything a standard user would want but better, and has way less compatibility issues. In the end, the lack of support for Linux is not ideal for a college student.
The bottom line:
Tons of average PC users bash on Apple for being overpriced, which it is.
But then their own laptops crash and burn in 1-2 years.
It may not be worth the PRICE, but the macbook pro is sure as hell the one of the best laptops on the market right now, especially for a college student.
that invalidated your entire statement. If its not worth the price, its not one of the best laptops on the market. that is literally NOT possible. also, WHO THE FUCK IS TRYING TO RUN OSX ON A FUCKING PC?
also, it IS all about specs. everything you mentioned would not be possible without the right specs. the LOOK of your fucking macbook isn't what makes OSX run smoothly. retard.