Originally Posted by DaveMcM76
At work a lot of us don't get much choice, although I have to say Windows 7 is generally a pretty decent OS - although that just might be in comparison to the demon spawn that was Vista...
At home I'm still trying to save for a Macbook Pro so I alternate between my iPad, mid 2011 Mac Mini (Mountain Lion) and a windows 7 laptop depending what I'm doing and which room I'm in at the time...
Do not buy a Macbook pro at all, unless it is a retina model. I don't know what you need your mac to do, but I'm almost certain that a macbook pro is a very very stupid thing to buy right know. (that's my advice).
Why? The Air is much faster, unless you put an SSD model on the MBP. The air is much lighter, same battery life, has a screen with more resolution... But f*ck that... The huge difference is the SSD.
Then rumours are saying that Apple will kill the MBP, and that makes sense. I wouldn't buy a model that is going to be killed right after.
Both retina models are the best laptops available, but since they are version 1, you should wait a few months (since you are still in the progress of getting the necessary money). Most likely if Apple kills the regular pro-models (there's a big chance that this will happen) the retina models will be a little cheaper (version 2).