I am less than a newbie here. I'm a guitarist who has a ton of effects to carry around, hoping to replace them with Max apps running on a laptop; but I've never worked with Max and don't want to get started on the wrong foot. I'm an experienced programmer and it looks to me like Max will work a whole lot like LabView, which I've used often in my work life.
The question is basic; is there a real (runtime) difference between a laptop running Windows versus one running Mac OS? If not, my experience with Windows will prompt me to buy the less expensive PC, but if it's going to mean noisier, glitchy or slower output, I'll spring for a new Mac.
Excited to get up and running, so any tips experienced users can give on the selection of a laptop will be greatly appreciated.