So, my old PC laptop is dying a slow, painful death. I've come into a bit of cash and decided I'm going whole-hog on the new rig - top-of-the-line, etc. While I don't anticipate doing a lot of gaming on it, I want something that can do everything and anything if need be.
And like everyone else from the past few years, I'm trying to decide between a PC or a Mac. Here are the specific comparisons:
Mac: MacBook Pro 17 inch; 2.66GHz Intel Core i7; 8GB 1066MHz DDR3; 500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm; DVD player/burner.
PC: Sony Vaio 16.4 inch (HD Display), Intel Core i7-840QM processor (1.86GHz) with Turbo Boost up to 3.20GHz; 8GB DDR3-SDRAM-1333; 500GB Hard Disk Drive @ 7200 rpm; NVIDIA® GeForce® 330M GPU (1GB VRAM); Blu-ray Disc player/burner. This also includes three years of Norton Internet Security, Microsoft Office 2010 "starter" package and an Adobe basic bundle.
Here's the rub: the Mac costs about $900 more. I've heard great, great things about Macs, but I keep feeling like I'm getting a crapton (metric measurement) less for significantly more money.
Thoughts, suggestions, etc? All thoughts are appreciated.