Even though I have a really good desktop PC I find myself thinking about a laptop. I do have a few trips coming up where a laptop would be useful but mainly I think I would actually be more social to my family if I could join them on the couch watching TV AND do some work with a laptop.
I have a buddy who has a MacBook Pro and he loves it. What attracts me to the MacBook Pro is that it can run Windows7 and it handles pretty graphic intensive games. My friend has been using it for his personal stuff and he seems to be able to play just about any game out there. We have a circle of friends that like to get together to play computer games - yea, we are wild.
The main problem I have is that I'm really not an Apple fan. Plus, I'm a Windows7 user for both home and work so most of my work would be done in that OS. And from my brief review of options it seems like a non Apple laptop can be had for much cheaper. I see some similar specs in the Alienware models, the HP Envy line, and a few by ASUS that can be had for $500 less (or the specs increased immensely for the same price).
So, knowing that most here are Apple fans, I thought I'd ask for opinions. I know it's a bit crazy to ask for opinions given my position on Apple but I really would like to hear from others.