Apple Macbook Pro or Sony Vaio?
I'm shortly going to upgrade my 4 year old Acer laptop and have narrowed the choice down to 2 - the Apple Macbook Pro 13" or the Sony Vaio NW11ZT. With customisation, I'm looking at 4Gb RAM and 500Gb HDD on both, so specs aren't too different. Vaio works out cheaper, though some of that might be narrowed with needing to add software which Macbook comes with. As well as the specs, looks are (slightly ashamed to admit!) important as can be guessed at by the two choices. Macbook Pro is probably the favourite as, if for nothing else, I fancy trying something different and am getting fed up of MS Windows.
Two questions though:
1. Is lack of a Blu-ray drive a real problem with the Macbook? Either because, as I'm buying more Blu-ray discs now, I won't be able to watch them on the Macbook (unless I buy an external Blu-ray drive) or that, maybe in 1 year's time, everything like software will be supplied on Blu-ray discs rather than DVD?
2. Do you really not need any anti-virus software on a Mac?
Thoughts welcome (apart from widening my choices - head can't cope with Christmas and product choices!)