He was looking at a Mac Pro, the desktop, not the Macbook Pro the laptop. If we were comparing a Macbook Pro to a high end PC laptop then the screen would matter, but we're not. Here we were conversing about desktops, screens were never mentioned, and in terms of computer monitors, there are much better options out there for much cheaper then apple. Personally I love my Asus monitor; full 1080p in a 21.5in monitor is a great thing for those of us who like pixel density on the higher end. I can't find that in an Apple monitor. then there's the big one, the mini display port, the little ****** that it is. A great idea when first used on the Powerbooks, but in recent iterations, most namely with the new high end monitors, the fact that you are left with a fuzzy screen with no apple fix for it yet just sucks. Again if this were a discussion about laptops I would agree that the Macbook Pro has a great screen, but this is about desktops, a whole different realm in which the 3rd party monitors definitely have the edge, in terms of quality, resolution, contrast, and price. Yes there are some not so good ones, but one the other hand there are a bunch of really good ones, the newer HP ones for instance, simply stunning.
Now about that little OS debate you're trying to start there; there's a separate big long thread for that already, you can go on over and jump in. I've pretty much already said it; the OS you choose is more often than not simply personal preference. Myself and others I know use OSX because we like it, for no other reason than we like it (well one of them prefers it for vid editing, which I'll admit I do like much better under OSX, especially with a couple of xeons doing the work). At the same time I and most of the people I know still use Windows primarily. Why? I can spit out reason after reason after reason, but when it gets right down to it, its because we like it. If you want to get in a ho hum about the strong suits and shortcomings of each, by all means go find one of my posts in the Why I switched to a Mac thread and have at it, I might even be bored enough to eventually answer you. i try to be as non biased here as I can so that I can try to help as many people as possible, and do it to the best of my abilities, not hindered by silly fan boy biases.
Thank you and goodnight.