I was just reading a column by Ted Landau where he discusses some things to keep in mind before you buy a MacIntel. Ted raises some good points, and the column is worth a read.
I’ve been thinking about this issue myself. At the moment, my driving need is to edit Raw images in Aperture on a laptop, and then have room to store them. My current PowerBook can’t apply the changes as fast as I want to make them. And my 80 GB hard drive… well it’s feeling like one of those miniscule trunks in a two-seater sports car. To tell you the truth, I’m beginning to loath my hard drive.
So even though an Intel processor is tempting, what I really need is a better video card, more RAM, and a bigger hard drive. This is what will drive my decision to buy a laptop. Yes, the CPU is important. But it’s not my sole consideration for buying a new computer. I need the whole package. And that’s when I’ll make the leap.