Yeah I agree with Lia, when you look at what Macs cost for the hardware you're getting it's like they're robbing you. I'm a college student and I would say a majority of students have Apple laptops, I think a lot of people just hear how successful Apple is and think they must obviously make the best computers, or they just really love the design (they do really have a great design and weight), but the price? Come on.
Apple is a business and if they can sell their products for that much, which they can, than they're obviously going to keep doing it and they won't stop until people finally stop purchasing them because they realize they're buying something that's incredibly overpriced, or the just can't afford them anymore.
I find it pretty amazing and rather genius though, even though I really dislike Macs, that Steve Jobs created a company who can sell anything no matter how much money it costs based only on its name and has so many fanatical/blind fanboys. I'm not calling OP a fanboy but nonetheless Apple has a ton of them and it just shocks me how amazing they think they are.
OP, I would highly suggest getting a different laptop, there's plenty out there that can quite easily handle SCII on ultra, for far less, so unless you just really like Mac OS or the lighter weight I wouldn't recommend getting one.
Here's some laptops that you should look at:
And if you do want to spend more: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246327 (although I'd recommend getting the other one and just replacing it in like 2 years, it'd cost about the same.)
That first one I linked cost less than 1/4 of the new Macbook Pro, and I pretty sure it should be able to handle SCII on high, I kind of doubt ultra but if some $500 laptop can run it on high you definately don't need to spend anywhere close to $2200 to play on ultra, it really isn't that taxing of a game, although I'm not too knowledgeable on laptop gpu's so wait for someone to confirm that.
Edited by FishMonger on 6/12/2012 12:01 AM PDT