Re: Dilemmadotcom - MacBook or PC Laptop. (???)
I have a MacBook Pro and a Vaio laptop. The Vaio is newer...and I never use it. There's no comparison.
As far as converting things, I never have to. I've recently changed jobs, but before that I was at a law office that was PC based. I was easily able to network my Mac with the PC system. There's a program you install called "Parallels" and it runs PC in a separate window on your desktop. You can run Mac applications at the same time as Windows. You can even drag files out of the PC applications and drop them onto the Mac desktop (and vice versa). I can even have a monitor hooked up to my laptop, and run PC on the monitor and Mac on my laptop...at the same time. It's awesome.
Vaio laptops are okay, but they are not as well made as Macs. I've had two. The first one was flimsy (the "I" button came off). The second one is a little more sturdy, but doesn't compare to my Mac. We got it so my partner could have a laptop at home to surf wirelessly. Even now, he doesn't use it...he uses my computer. My mom has both as well (she's a network engineer). She doesn't use her Vaio either.
Macs that have the ability to run Windows software are superior to any personal computer out there right now. Hands down. They're awesome.