Macbook Pro or a high end PC laptop?
by slashed2ice - 2/23/11 4:50 AM
I can't decide whether to go for a macbook pro or a customized high-end PC laptop. My resource intensive use will be limited to mainly photo editing - generally have Nikon ViewNX, lightroom 3 and photoshop CS4 opened up side by side (basically 3 heavy photo editing applications together).
I'm also into gaming, but not hardcore gaming. I do like to play the occasional Tomb Raider, racing and a few war games (call of duty / 'conflict' series).
I am putting down the specs of both laptops, please advice which machine would stand up to the test of time considering future upgrades to softwares as well as games!
Macbook Pro - $1,799
Processor - Intel Core i5 - 2.4GHz (2 Cores/4 threads) 3MB L3 Cache
RAM - 4GB (2x2GB)
Display - 15.4 inch glossy widescreen - 1440x900
OS - OS X Snow Leopard
HDD - 320 GB SATA @ 5200rpm
Video Card - 256MB NVidia GeForce 330M
Battery - standard
Dell XPS 15 - $1,400
Processor - Intel Core i7 - 2.2GHz (4 cores/8 threads) 6MB L3 cache
RAM - 8GB (2x4GB)
Display - 15.4 inch B+RGLED Truelife display 1920x1080
OS - Windows 7
HDD - 500 GB SATA @ 7200rpm
Video Card - 2GB NVidia GeForce GT 435M
Battery - 9 cell