I'm ready for a new laptop and having a hard time deciding which route I want to go. I'm not a gamer and plan on using the laptop to:
Surf the internet
Edit pictures and videos
Manage music downloads (iPhone5 and the future laptop)
Watch movies (either directly on the laptop or connected to a TV)
Run AutoEnginuity software
Other basic stuff (gmail, Microsoft Word / Excel / Powerpoint, Adobe, etc)
This machine will essentially serve duty as a desktop so I'm not concerned about it being uber-portable. I also don't want to miss out on any of the latest and greatest features available Meaning I'd hate to buy a Mac and find out I couldn't do something with it that I could do with a Windows based PC or vice-versa.
Bear with me as I'm a knuckle dragger when it comes to computers. However, I'm willing to invest to ensure my machine isn't obsolete in a few years.
So what do you recommend and why? And is Windows 8 as bad as everyone says?
This is the one I'm considering
Series 7 17.3
The 15" Macbook Pro is out of the question at $2,200.