I have been thinking about getting a second laptop for awhile now. I would want something that is much more powerful than my current ASUS N61JV-X2 notebook PC with just as great reliability and support to go along with it. After calculating some of the options, I am giving serious thought to getting something completely different: an Apple MacBook Pro 17" with an Intel Core i7-2600K CPU, nVIDIA GeForce GTX 500 M series GPU, 512 GB Solid State Drive, Anti-Glare screen, and Microsoft Office 2011 Home and Business. Of course, some of these technologies are not yet available today. I would be willing to spend up to $5,000.00 USD and I already have the money. I would also be willing to wait until these key technologies become fully available too.
The reason why I am considering an Apple laptop is because I have heard such great things about OS X especially with regard to the upcoming Lion update. The service and support are second to none. OS X is a superior operating system compared to Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. It is easier, more intuitive, and it performs at a much higher caliber with fewer crashes and bugs. OS X is also more stable and reliable and it is more secure too.
Switching over will be a very expensive transformation. I have a copy of VMWare Fusion so I could run Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit with all of my native software applications without resorting to Boot Camp.
I am wondering how many of you guys made the switch over to an Apple MacBook Pro specifically the 17" with all of the hardware and software upgrade options currently available. How was the switchover? Do you have any problems running Windows especially if you own a licensed copy of VMWare Fusion? Was it worth it?
I do not know how long I would have to wait until these aforementioned key technologies become available, but I am hoping that it will not be too long from now. I was going to get myself a Clevo / Sager, but I decided that I wanted something truly different and better.
I am open to suggestions on how to proceed about this. Thank you.