I've decided to get a laptop. Seems more and more I'm being banished from my desktop as the misses updates her Myface pages.
I'm quite familiar with desktop PCs, peripherals etc and as I need upgrade my PC.
I've never really paid any attention to laptops and am getting confused.
I've got a budget of £700ish and would like a machine to play the odd game (eg FM2009, watch DVDs and of course use the internet.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to what is good for this sort of price? In addition I have a play with a Mac in PCworld and I liked it. Is it worth considering a Mac or for the same money can I get a more powerful windows laptop?
Lots of people like Macs (my son and daughter included) as they seem to suffer none of the disasters that we've come to love on PCs. Generally much faster with few problems with viruses or malware (yet!). Pricey, though.
Macs do suffer from security breaches just as much as Windows, but unlike Microsoft Apple seem to be reluctant to admit problems and only patch the OS once every 6 months or so.
Dangerous security holes will be open much longer on a Mac.
As for the original question.
You need to see whether a Mac will run all the software you need - especially your games, as there aren't many games available on MacOS. You could dual boot with Windows, but you'd have to buy a full XP or Vista licence, and you would end up paying a fortune for an under specified PC that looks nice.