Before he went off to college, we offered to buy my son a laptop. We gave him a budget and let him choose. He picked a MacBook. We just bought the cables required to hook his MacBook up to a TV. Ridiculous. Mini DVI to DVI then DVI to HDMI, none of which will carry the sound. That needed a stereo jack to RCA cable. And Lord knows you can't use the same cable as they use for MacBook Pros. Certainly not! You need a special cable for the MacBook.
Apple, by the way, has an absolutely criminal profit margin of about 28%, so a lot of my purchase went straight into the pockets of their board members. It reminds me of something the immortal Steve Jobs used to say.
"WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU, YOU MORON? THIS IS THE WRONG COLOR BLUE! DOES THIS LOOK LIKE THE RIGHT COLOR BLUE TO YOU? WERE YOU BORN ON A FARM? YOU MAKE ME SICK! MY COFFEE IS TERRIBLE! IF YOU CRY ONE MORE TIME, YOU'RE FIRED! AND WAX MY CAR! YOU'RE ALL IDIOTS!"
Or something like that.