My Windows 6-core box crushes Macs costing 2-3X more.... building a dual Xeon workstation that's even faster - found a killer deal on ebay. Both with Windows 8, which is great. Using LR and PS6/CC....
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For serious editing, I'd never use a laptop. too expensive, outdated too quickly, Run too hot, screens too small, too slow.
Desktops are far more powerful for less $$$ and could be built to any spec needed, upgraded, run cool, and can have large screens.