So I am looking into a new laptop for multiple reasons, my current one has some weird issues, and is literally falling apart. However I am stuck in the decade old debate between Mac and PC. While I have some general knowledge there's so much to go through and a lot of the Wiki's have words/terms that fly well past my tech knowledge. For instance, I understand the physical differences between HDD and Solid State but have no idea of their uses. Same goes for dedicated graphics vs integrated. Then things like 3.7 Ghz comes up and I am lost. Now before a layout my basic needs I must say that I started by clicking the "best" options on the Mac site and while the price in the end doesn't truly matter I would still like to know where I am spending my money, so I am not spending money where it's not needed. Basically I want to know what I am paying for, and to not pay for a laptop with features I'd never use. (Like my current Sony Vaio that plays Bluray but I own none and most likely will never own any). Things that I will most likely be doing on my new unit. Playing Minecraft w/ Mods and normal to high settings Running Traktor Pro 2 and maybe Serato (DJ Software) Storing Music (4-5000 songs) [I do have an external HDD] Playing movies on an external monitor or TV via HDMI Music Production Basic web-browsing (Twitter, Youtube) Skype The potential is also there for using this future device for College/school work (Word Processing, PowerPoint) Movie/short film production Photoshop Below are Minecraft's recommended settings: Recommended Requirements: CPU : Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 (K8) 2.6 GHz RAM : 4GB GPU : GeForce 6xxx or ATI Radeon 9xxx and up with OpenGL 2 Support (Excluding Integrated Chipsets) HDD : 150MB Software Requirements: Minecraft Release 1.2.5 or newer. Older versions will need to be updated to current versions Java (Java SE 6 Update 32 or Java SE 7 Update 4 or newer is preferred) Please note that some users experience issues playing Minecraft while using a mismatched version of Java for their operating system (32 or 64 bit), while using certain versions of Java 7, or while multiple versions of Java are installed If you have a laptop with an a built-in (integrated) graphics card, rather than a dedicated card, it is highly suggested that you try the demo before purchase. Meeting these requirements is a must, but I personally would like to have a laptop the goes beyond just "meeting the requirements" as just a personal comfort. I am new hear and have only used the site once or twice so I do apologize for any broken rules or misplaced info. Thanks and I look forward to your responses. I will say that this is not just a Mac specific question, but I feel there are users here with experiences on both platforms. Any suggestions are taken with an open mind as this will be an investment for the next few years. Once again, thanks.