Sorry but for tough we look at the Panasonic Toughbooks. Or given the premium you pay for Apple, cheap out with the Sony and since it will break in a few years take the savings to replace it every other year.
Laptops that you find in stores are not "tough."
I'm having an extremely difficult time deciding between the two, I would really appreciate any advise or options given.
1) Sony Vaio VGN-SR590 CTO
-large capacity battery (attached)
-320 GB SATA HDD (7200 rpm)
2) mac book pro 13'
-250 GB HD (5400 rpm)
-7 hour built in battery
I'll be using it for school work& projects, heavy downloading & misc entertainment. This laptop will be traveling so it has to be tough, but chic.
Here is where I am conflicted, I can get the vaio for a cheaper price, well i guess in this case both aren't cheap, but for a lower price. w/o tax the vaio would be $1111 & the mac would be $1349.
But I hear from people & my sister that Macs last way longer than their counterparts & that I would have to buy another laptop before her mac would even die out. now that worries me, i don't want to shell out 1111 on a laptop if its just gunna die out within a year or 2.
But I can get a lot more vaio than mac. Then I read that macs don't really get viruses because of the os & that its more stable because all the components of a mac are made for a mac.
If you have any other preferences than these two, please keep in mind my limit is $1300 (only really because of the mac)
So as you can read, I'm just really conflicted & I need some guidance.
Thank you so much for helping