Windows laptops are decidedly cheaper and a large game library is one factor that needs to be seriously considered because my wife is a gamer and she can’t live without Sims. The bad thing though is the virus problem. My wife is not the type who will be bothered to go through the painstaking process of scanning every thumbdrive or external HD that she will attach to her laptop. Our trusty Acer laptop is now riddled with trojans and other malware that it needs its own haz-mat packaging.
The Mac is a simple machine that is really designed for people who do not want the additional complications of taming a sometimes unruly OS. Prices have gone down significantly, but Macs are still relatively expensive. The lean game library is something my wife will probably moan about.
I am really at a loss as to which one to buy. I’ll probably wait for the upcoming Developers Conference next week and hope Steve Jobs unveils a new Mac laptop that will definitely drive down the price of the last gen Macs.