Since I know to not allow SPYWARE on my machines and have a current set of Antivirus, drivers and such, both offerings are stable. No clear winner here for me but the Apple fails for me since my customer base is WintelXP now.
If you don't have to interoperate at that level then the Apple may be a nice change. Have you tried it at an Apple store.
I'm looking for a new notebook: a nice 15 inch screen or smaller, relatively light & portable, and good/great memory and graphics capability. I will be using it primarily for digital image/video editing, some gaming, and Internet access.
I have previously owned maxed-out Dell Inspirons but don't like the size and weight of the current high-end models.
A friend recommended an Apple Powerbook (15 inch, 1.5 mhz chip) for the portability and power. I am unfamiliar with the performance capabilities of these machines vs. the current crop of comparable size and weight Intel notebooks....does anyone have any advice? Do the Powerbooks compare favorably in performance with the Intel models for the tasks generally described above. If not, what are the best portable (under 7 lbs.) Intel machines available? Also, is the Mac OS-X OS more stable than Windows XP?
Thanks in advance for your help!