one of my beliefs when it comes to supporting (IT field)
you see a multitude of laptops that allow you to survey performance.
But then you are also surveying a demographic of typically idiots that don't know that you should never spray 409 cleaner into the laptop since you spilled jelly all over the keyboard.
Mac = ducati
PC = faster GSXR at half the price
Idiots are divided across the spectrum. Unless you are implying mac users are more intelligent than PC users and I would argue that is not the case.
Now that said let us look at it this way
Macbook Air - i7, 8gb, 256ssd is approx $1700
X1 Carbon - i7, 8gb, 256 ssd is approx $1700
Dell XPS - i7, 8gb, 256 ssd is approx $1700
So costs are the same. This means the "Ducati" costs the same as the "Gixxer"
From a hardware perspective the machines are very similar. The x1 and dell have partial carbon and or aluminum construction - the X1 is full carbon fiber painted black and the XPS has a carbon fiber weave bottom (it is nice looking) and an aluminum top. The Mac is cut out from a block of aluminum. They weigh the same. I would rate the mac the toughest (survived my kids) the others I would say are about equal.
Mac OSX is more stable than windows. It is also more robust and faster.
Mac OSX is a better virtualization platform than windows.
Mac OSX has less security vulnerabilities than windows (based on unix).
So with the mac you get a Ducati with better performance, reliability and durability than the gixxer for the same money.