Hello to all Mac users and non Mac users, The reason why I created this thread was because I need to know the correct answer. I have spent many weeks sometimes months in trying to find the correct answer that I am looking for. Let me explain what I mean: -I know Alienware is a gaming laptop that runs Windows and its heavy and not portable. However this can be upgraded very easily and its a Power house. -I know that Mac Book Pro is light weight and it uses OSX and has bootcamp to run Windows. This has its limitation on upgrades. However less viruses and bloat ware. I am not into gaming at all whats so ever! I am more into Djing, Video Editing, Photoshop works and sometimes alot of rendering long clips. I use Final Cut, Avid, Abode Premier CS6, and Sony Vegas 11. So I am looking to see which one of these laptops would better suit me for what I do day to day. Money isn't an option here as I have the funds already. Few things that I have read some say Mac would handle the application alot better then Windows? How true is that? I have heard Alienware has a better processor (3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3820QM processor (8MB Cache, up to 3.7GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0) and it comes with (32GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz (4DIMMS) which is plenty. Mac Book Pro (2012) might get the Retina Display how is that compared to Alienwares 17.3-inch WideFHD 1920 x 1080 120Hz? The Mac Book Pro (2012) will be running 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M instead of 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 7970M or 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M like Alienware. So I am asking everyone here which one would be a better fit for hardcore application capabilities? Mac Book Pro (2012) or Alienware MX17 R4.