Zach Ritter , Mar 26, 2013; 01:27 p.m.
All that matters is which OS you prefer. The hardware is 99% the same. Both will run Adobe just the same. And to be honest, having recently done the whole search myself, Apple's prices for a laptop is pretty much on par with the "PC"s of similar quality.
I personally went with a Core i5 Samsung, but it's the best I could get in my budget of $500. I would say minimum is a Core i5 with 8GB of RAM. Core i7 with 16GB would be better, obviously. And either a Radeon or GForce graphics card, none of that built in Intel stuff.