So to clarify - the message I'm hearing is ;
Macs are good (for a purpose) but potentialy for me may not be worth the extra cost. I dont run Nav software - just the usual work stuff anyhow.
A super massive memory may not be needed as I'm making Ben Hur...
A decent laptop with 8Gb Ram will be fine and as fast a processor as possible will work OK.
I'm not too worried about screen size of the super duper resolution of the latest Macs.
I have no idea what I5/I7 are ....but work on the assumption the higher the number the 'better' ?
Best get over to John Lewis now
I think a Windows Laptop is the way forward.....
( 2 strokes are better, but I love 4 strokes , LR have a place in my heart but I drive a Korean car and everyone elses RIB is better than mine)