New work laptop: Macbook Pro or Win7?...

Started May 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
Peter Berglund Regular Member • Posts: 103
Re: New work laptop: Macbook Pro or Win7?...

Of course get the MBP! It was recently listed as the best Windows hardware (

If network boot etc sounds complicated (it isn't but I get your concerns) you could get an external optical drive dirt cheap and you'll probably rarely use it.

As for the trackpad, if you don't like the drivers you can always get a separate mouse.

As other posted the MBP will be able to drive additional displays, probably better that any other notebook computer on the market.

If you find that what you end up doing in the Win 7 environment is relatively simple tasks you may want to install Parallels or WMV virtualization which will allow you to run Win in a Mac window without rebooting. Obviously you won't be doing advanced video editing like that but you may find it useful for certain tasks.

Good luck!

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