Suggestions for a new laptop?

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Okay, the previous time I asked this question, I decided that buying a big desktop machine would be preferable, but I am currently traveling and I am pained at the speed of my current laptop.

Therefore, I am going to need a new one. I am the happy owner of a Mac Book Pro, but I can’t really justify purchasing a new Mac given the cost of a new Mac vs. a comparable PC. The Mac tax just doesn’t pay for itself at those levels for me.

Any recommendations? I want something 15” with enough horsepower to be a major development machine. If there is something like the Mac’s touchpad, I would love that.

Any ideas?