Hello all. I currently have a custom built windows based desktop that is absolutely awesome, fast, huge HD's, video, speed, etc...
However, due to me switching my major, I am now required for next semester to purchase a laptop. I can go with either a Windows based laptop, or pull the switch to a Mac, both are compatible with the network.
Now, I use my computer for mostly internet browsing, watching movies, school-related tasks, etc. I do like to game, but am not nearly as into it as I was before. I simply don't have the time, nor the money to constantly spend on the newest video cards and games to come out.
So, seeing as how I have given you some of the basic info I have, what would you all recommend? I know absolutely nothing about Mac's but people that have them swear by them. I wouldn't swear by Windows, and I know it extremely well...
Also, if you recommend a switch to a Mac, which would you go with?
How about Windows based laptop, what would you recommend?
My budget is not astronomical, lets try to keep it under, say, $1,800.00, $1,500.00 if plausible.
This needs to last me next year, the year after, and probably another year or two out of college.
How about software comparisons in terms of Microsoft Office v. whatever Mac has, etc...?