Did you say "boots up fast on any computer". Since when did Mac OSX start running on PC boxes? Do you know more than the rest of us?
You now can easily hack OSX to run natively on any x86 machine. Here is a little article
that has links showing how to accomplish this. Of course this goes against the OSX end user agreement, because Apple doesn't want you running OSX on a Dell...yet!
Still not running by normal standards. Those are that it's allowed, supported and does it properly. It's not allowed under the license, apple won't support it, and the lack of drivers should be enough to put you off
At any rate, the only thing that's putting me off is the price. Yes, the general availability of a mac in general is greater due to the lower cost now, but it still has not come down enough to be widespread.
One example is the budget end. I was buying a laptop for my mother a month ago, and was looking at the cheap end. The really cheap end. I found a Lenovo laptop, which cost $1300 (IIRC), for the laptop and Works Suite 8. The cheapest from apple is a $2300 laptop, and $300 office suite. Remembering of course that all this will do is Word processing, interwebnet and email, she literally did want the cheap. Turns out that the Lenovo is a really good quality laptop [build wise] too, so all good
Another is for the middle end of the market. I was looking for a laptop for me last year. I was looking for something cheap, but was able to do occasional gaming. This ment that anything with Intel GMA graphics was out of the question. I finally settled on a MSI laptop, for $2200, included 1.6ghz celeron M, nvidia 6600, et cetera. And it's fine for doing all that I want.
However if I was to buy a laptop with these criteria in mind, 9 months down the track, I'd have to get a $4100 Macbook pro. Sure, I could settle for the cheap $2300 Macbook, but it'd not suit my needs.
People are hassling Microsoft for being monopolistic and overpriced, whereas if you look at apple they're no better