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Looking into purchasing a new Mac or PC laptop

Hi,

I'm interested in purchasing a Mac or PC laptop. I have almost no experience in computer tech language...

I'd be using it primarily for school and someday business. Eventually I'd like to do some video editing with it, but nothing too fancy. However, this will be the last computer I purchase for hopefully a long time so I want it to be nice and last.

I'm interested in probably a 15in screen and also want a camera.

I'd really like to have a CD/DVD drive (because this will be my main computer) but in the little research I've done says the newest MacBook Pro's don't come with a CD drive. Is there much of a difference between the processor and battery life for the newest MacBook Pro's vs the older version that has a CD/DVD drive?

I've heard and read some terrible things regarding the new Windows operating system. I don't know it it's even worth it. Is the new Windows OS yucky, or awesome?

What are your thoughts?
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I don't mean to start flame wars... I had previously only owned PC's but have begun to dislike their OS's.  I was just looking for knowledgeable opinions from both sides.

I also own an iPhone, so I thought a Mac would be appropriate. At this point I'm leaning towards Mac over PC for that reason. I've heard that I can get the external drive, I'm concerned about the price, but I'll have to look into that.

I just know that it's a more expensive system. I've also heard that I shouldn't consider getting a MacBook Pro since I'm inexperienced and won't be using it for what it's intended to do.

Thank you for your responses.
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