I'm off to university this autumn and would like to buy a new laptop to take with me. I used Windows computers from Windows 95 through to XP. Then in 2009 I decided it was time to switch and try an iMac. Which I love. I've run Windows Vista and 7 through Boot Camp and later through Parallels on here. I've also played around with Parallels and tried Ubuntu and other Linux builds. So I consider myself reasonably versatile when it comes to operating systems. Now really next year I'd love to get a Macbook Pro. But I also wish to get a newer iPhone-4 or a new model if there's one out. That'd cost quite a bit. Many of my school friends are getting new laptops, but virtually all are getting Windows laptops. With i5 or i7 processors, 6/8 GB of RAM, dedicated graphics cards with good dedicated memory. 15.6 inch screens. And they're costing under £1000. Some are around £600. Which is less than the low end Macbook Air. I'm not sure what to do really. Do I get a Macbook Pro or a Windows laptop? The tech specs and pricing favours Windows, but I've got the Mac software already-Office 2011, Final Cut Pro, Motion, CS5.5 and some games. (I've also got Office 2010 for Windows incidentally.) For my course (Biomedical Science) I don't need stuff like CS5 or Final Cut. I've just got it now as a hobbyist really. If I get an Apple laptop, I may not be able to afford a new iPhone as well. But if I get a Windows laptop I need to acquire new software. Any reasoned thoughts on the matter that could help tip the balance would go down well.