Mac vs. Everything else

It’s a battle out there, a battle of the best laptops for users between fans that swear by their products. You can imagine a mob of Apple enthusiasts assembling with the huge Apple icon on their shirts, drums being beaten to a march by a young adult wearing glasses and a beanie. Not far off, another mob of Microsoft, Samsung, Sony and HP followers are lining up, armed with the greatest of laptop magic, ready to take the Apple users down without hesitation.

Let’s check out the candidates. For only $799 you could have a 13-inch Toshiba Protégé. Weighing only 3.2 lbs., it contains 6GB of RAM and 640 GB of storage capacity, but lacks a backlit keyboard. It does have decent performance. Let’s step it up with the Acer Aspire laptop, which is a wallet-tickling $350, which you can pick up at your local Wal-Mart. It has 4GB of RAM, 320 GB of memory and a sweet typing keyboard. We all love Wal-Mart, but I’m not sure you’ll like the 5lb weight, low quality aesthetics and poor touchpad.

The two strongest contenders I’m going to bring up are the Dell XPS and the Apple MacBook Pro. The Dell XPS is $999 and has an aluminum and carbon fiber frame. It weighs about 3 lbs. With a 4GB drive and 256 GB of storage, you won’t be disappointed, but lets not forget the 13 inch MacBook Pro. You get a stylish aluminum frame, 4GB of memory and 500GB of storage space.

So there you have it. It doesn’t matter how hard the Apple vs. PC battle rages. What it will always come down to is whether you have the right laptop, for the right job, just for you.