Well, today I explored the handy remote control for the Powerbook Pro. I feel like Harry Potter or something – I found the secret: Behold the Apple media nerve center!
Mac wins this round hands down (or hands free). I love this feature! You hit the menu button on your remote and as long as there’s nothing in the way of the IR signal (can someone say Bluetooth?) then your Mac becomes a media marvel jukebox! You can remotely scroll through pictures, music, videos, and DVD content. As long as your media is correctly stored on the computer then it is easily accessible through this process. With a couple clicks you can have a slideshow to show off your family pictures, or you can watch a movie, or you can click through your videos, TV shows, home movies, music, podcasts, and whatever else you’ve got in your library. VERY cool.
Now I don’t know but I imagine that Windows Media Center works a lot like this. So again the question is – is it worth it? You basically pay double for Powerbook Pro for the same thing on a Windows machine. Things are starting to add up on the Mac side though!