Quote: Originally Posted by cclloyd9785
If you had the choice between a 17" Macbook Pro, or a similar laptop with around the same specs or better, which one would you take.
Guess it would depend entirely on what I was trying to accomplish.
The biggest issue that I have with this proposal is the fact that I have never had a need for a pc based laptop which cost the same as a MacBook Pro...therefore in any evaluation that I have ever done for myself personally...the MacBook Pro was always more expensive.
Since the majority of software that I use is PC based and I have very limited experience with any Apple software, I don't see a compelling reason to spend extra money on the Apple hardware and then buy a Windows license and run my Windows software on that Apple computer. Others with differing needs may feel significantly different.
I have no inherent issues with Apple laptops. They look nice, they have great screens, the multi-touch pad is great, the magnetic power is a nice feature, they wake up from sleep almost instantly, etc. However, I don't really like the drab gray everything in OS X, I don't like the centralized menu, I don't like the process of installing and uninstalling software by dragging an icon around, etc.