Too many option spoils the child! Well, I don't know about you, but that is the case with me recently. I had been looking to getting a good laptop for myself, and was torn between option of choosing a PC or Mac. My area of considerations where that I was mainly developing in .NET platform (and still continue to do so, but not in a large scale) but currently mainly working on a variant of SUSE Enterprise Edition on IBM BG/L and I am very much interested in getting a Mac just for the fact that it will be a new experience for me and the uber geek coolness it has.
In case I was going for a Mac, I was planning for a MacBook Pro (17") which comes to around USD 2500. So, I tried locating and similar priced PC laptop which would give me an excuse to decide on its favor instead of the Mac, I checked the Qosimo series for this task. But as of now I have not seen anything solid on the PC side. If I get a Mac, I will have the option to run Mac OS X, Windows XP Professional (nope, I do not have any inclination to use vista. Not even if it comes preloaded with my laptop) and as well as Linux. But in case I buy a PC laptop, I would be able to use only Windows and Linux.
In the meantime the favor / advantages of buying a Mac has been steadily increasing over this past 2 months. First, the news about the next version of Parallels promises near native hardware speed for windows applications and the latest news about VMWare Fusion is hard to ignore.
I am planning to decide on the laptop maximum by end of next month end, and so far now MacBook Pro seems to be the way to go!
Originally posted at Vijay's personal blog