I always been a windows guy, from 3.1 to 8.1, it seems that the quality of the pc laptops now have declined, even my T440p's "clickpad" not very smooth to use. I hate it when pc makers try to mimic apple and turns to be sub-par product. I'm really thinking of selling my T440p and getting a Macbook Pro or Air. This would be a huge jump for me....i think.
Specially that I have a colleague who has a MBP and easily switches to windows to use MS Project and VIsio via expose i think. I find this neat and productive.
What do you guys think? Is it just a transit urge/phase I'm feeling?
Depends if you want to use OSX or Windows really, and what you want to use it for. If you want to run OSX and use Office:Mac - you'll regret that decision, Office:Mac is a poor imitation of Office for Windows, and it doesn't integrate nicely with Mavericks. If you really want to run a Windows VM using that fusion mode or whatever that Parallels has - well it's clunky but acceptable, but I tend to boot straight into Windows.
Photoshop, programs like that are fine on OSX. Slightly different but no big difference.
Also, the MBP Retina >> the Air. The price differential and the loss of some minor battery life is well worth the better screen.
Comparing my 13" Retina to other peoples X1 Carbons, I don't see any real reason you'd regret buying either. Build quality is good on both, screen is nice on both, and both have good battery life and performance. Price is about the same too.
If I was buying right now, I'd probably get the X1 but that's simply because I'm much faster at doing work on Windows than OSX - OSX is a little clunky in my opinion when it comes to window management, and I'm better with the Windows keyboard shortcuts. I am also one of those (apparently strange) people who don't really think that the touchpads on macs is all it is cracked up to be. Pinch-to-zoom is about the only thing I like on it over a typical Windows PC.