I'm thinking of changing my old notebook
i Work with programing (java, .net, php, oracle) and also work with Adobe Suite.
My two options are: TOSHIBA with core i7 and MacBookPro with i5 (don't have money for i7 Mac, here in brazil mac's are so overprice)
I will paste above both notebook's specs:
TOSHIBA A665-S5183X I7-2.0
INTEL CORE I7-2630QM 2.0GHZ (TURBO CACHE till 2.9GHZ)
RAM DDR3/1066MHZ 6GB 4GB+2GB , MAX 8GB
HD 500GB SATA 5400RPM
VGA INTEL FAMILY 3000 64MB DED.1632MB C
NVIDIA GEFORCE GT540M 1024MB
15.6" LED, WIDESCREEN 1366X768 with cam
WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 2009 64BITS
CPU:INTEL DUAL-CORE I5 2.3MHZ.
-MEMORIA 4GB (2x2) DDR3 1333 MAX.(8GB)
-HD SERIAL ATA DE 320GB 5400
-VGA INTEL HD 3000 384MB DEDICADA.
-TELA 13.3 LED BLACKIT (1280X800) WIDESCRENN.
-CAMERA 1.3 MEGA PIXEL.
-DVD SUPERDRIVE DUAL LEYER.
Toshiba is 450 bucks cheaper than Mac.
Toshiba has better hardware.
But there are some things about the mac that pleased me, those things are:
8 hours battery, small 13.3 screen and the MacOS, i never had a mac before and also never used one. But i heard a lot from some friends of mine about that mac OS is better than Windows.