Don't go with a Mac if you want to run windows its true it can do it but your going to have to buy the license and dual boot to use it and in addition it isn't yet supported by apple so they can choose to help you or not if you have software issues. Anyways for small and portable I'm guessing you mean 14 inch's max and someone around 5-6 pounds max. In this range and with durability the IBM really is a good bet should be durable has the motion sensor just in case you drop it and good hardrive protection for just general use. The only problem you might have is more powerful stuff your talking about there with photo editing and data compiling is hardrive space. If about 100GB is big enough for you then go with the ibm if that isn't going to cut it you can check with dell but I really think for the ultraportable sony is also a great product anyways hope that helps
Let me first start off by saying I?m a long time Windows user and I don?t plan on ever switching. I believe Windows is a far superior OS for my needs and don?t think that Mac OS could ever take its place.
That said, I am in the need of a new laptop for college. I need something portable (move from class to class), efficient, very powerful (a lot of photo editing, high processor requiring data compilers and analyzers, etc), and most importantly durable. Cost is really of no object here, although cheaper would be better.
I have been looking around and saw a couple of laptops that caught my eye, one of them being the IBM T60 model. The downsides I see to this are the fact that its not made by IBM any more, but instead an outsourced company, and I am unsure of the current QC and products being made. The other laptop that caught my eye was the MacBook Pro. The downside to this, simply put, is that its an Apple.
My question is for anyone here, would you rather buy the IBM and run just Windows or the MacBook and run both Windows and at times Mac OS? I can see the benefits of Mac OS, the stability, performance, ease of use, etc, but I still definitely need Windows. Can anyone comment on either laptop, specifically on the requirements I listed above? Thanks.