If, like so many other people all over the net for the past 48 hours, you have felt compelled to type the words “The best Windows laptop is a Mac” (likely prefixed with “OMG” and suffixed with too many exclamation points) please take a moment to consider:
- “Basic tracking works, but acceleration, scrolling, and right-click support are not available in Windows.” (my emphasis). No right-clickee, no laundry. Yes, you can plug in a mouse, but who regularly uses a mouse when they have a trackpad handy? Come back when you’ve got a two-button trackpad and then I’ll think about a MacBook.
- Remember the lovely head-in-sand days of Apple trying to sell OS9 on G3s by showing how much faster Photoshop filters were than on the equivalent PC? (“If only,” Tim said while trying to port Starship Titanic to the Mac, “one could write games in Photoshop, we might get some decent performance out of this thing.”) Well, thanks to a combination of Boot Camp and Adobe being slack, the fastest way to run Photoshop on a Mac is by doing it on Windows. No, I know it doesn’t mean much, but… the irony, it overpowers!