Apple may finally hit “mainstream” computing with the MacBook Pro. I’ve wanted to get a Powerbook for a while, but read you need the top end to achieve similar performance to Windows-powered computers. (It’s not that Windows is faster, but that Intel mobile hardware is faster than equivalent POWER hardware, in notebooks.)
The nice thing about most Apple tech, hardware and software, is it just works. Take iTunes and the iPod. Even on Windows machines, it just works. Imagine the rest of the system, your computer, everything, just working.
Of course, nothing’s perfect, even Apple’s OS X (“ten”, not “echs”) on Powerbooks. But for ease of use, better built-in security, and not so many freakin’ updates and reboots, it’s far ahead of Windows.