Hello, all. I realize this will be a hot-button topic, akin to asking about religious beliefs or politics, but I need guidance. My current desktop needs to be retired, and I'm looking at getting a laptop for doing serious video editing and graphic design on the road with Adobe CS5.5 (and CS6 when it comes out). Now, I've been a Mac user for the past 10 years, and I love OSX. I'm thinking a 17" MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt-RAID would do the trick. Almost no viruses, very lightweight for the size, stable and crash-free (for the most part). But then there are some Windows laptop workstations that I see have 2 or even 3 internal hard-drives and I get curious about the "other side."
So, I ask you all... Without resorting to bashing each other, I'd like to have a discussion of the pros and cons of going with Windows or OSX for video editing on a badass laptop. I'm not interested in FCPX, iMacs, DIY Windows desktops, or Hackintosh machines. I want to determine if I'm better off with a 17" MacBook Pro or with some other Windows laptop for heavy video editing, After Effects and Photoshop. I want a big screen with at least 1920x1080 resolution. Weight is not really an issue. My budget is $4000. If you recommend Windows, please post links to where I could see the rig you're thinking about.