His specs do not reflect what will happen when he saves money and does not get a Macbook pro. I think he can find a used one or even a new last years model that will fulfill his requirements. I have fought long and hard to avoid Apple products, but in the end I surrendered. Apple laptops are not perfect, but they are light years ahead of the PC stuff, And I'm not even going to speak about the abomination which is Windows 8. Whatever he gets PC-wise even with Windows 7 professional (a good operating system), will be totally inferior to the equivalent Macbook pro.
I kind of hate Apple, and wish I could use UBUNTU on a decent PC laptop, but you cant use LR in LINUX, and reliable, fast PC laptops are pure fiction in my experience.
Apple laptops are not perfect, but they are light years ahead of the PC stuff, And I'm not even going to speak about the abomination which is Windows 8.
and reliable, fast PC laptops are pure fiction in my experience.
I don't hate mac and I don't hate PCs, but they each have good and bad sides.
Fx the lack of native cut-paste shortcuts on Mac OS is a serious filemanagement issue (last checked in Lion).
Fixed in Mountain Lion and later. Though implementation slightly different than windows, instead of using X to cut at the start of the operation you use C just as if you were going to copy. Then at the destination instead of just cmd-V to "paste" you use opt-cmd-V to "move".
Here we go again. If you don't have anything serious to elaborate to the conversation, please cease to contribute. Light years ahead - in what terms? I don't hate mac and I don't hate PCs, but they each have good and bad sides.
So my reliable/stable, fast and good looking windows 8.1 installation running on a Clevo laptop must be a flick of the imagination? Not ONE crash in 4 months so far, not even a program stalling. I love the evolution of PC's, we've surely come a long way.
Are you serious? It's the best OS Microsoft has made so far - rediculously stable, fast, good looking, start menu problem is remidied for free in 60 seconds with Classic shell. I'm getting annoyed with people just dismissing it, and spreading myths, because they haven't given it a chance. I wouldn't go back to W7, that's for sure. You might have other problems that I don't (fx: older hardware with insufficient drivers - I've heard that a lot - and it is true, as with all new OS'es).
Although it might sound like a bit of hyperbole, I am quite serious. My experience with PCs and Macs have taught me a lesson that did not particularly wanted to learn. I wanted PCs to be equal to or better than Macs. Alas, I learned the hard way that every PC laptop I've owned (about 7 various brands over the years) have been awful. They work fine at first and then they quickly degrade until they are slow as molasses and then they break.