My Dad wants a new laptop and MacBooks appeal to him for their reliability, battery life, build quality etc. However there are reasons for not going Mac. So, what are the current high quality Windows laptops that are worth looking at? It will be used mainly for photo management and basic editing, slide shows, relatively basic word processing and spreadsheets, email, web etc. So, nothing too taxing and definitely no gaming. Build quality and reliability are more important than out and out performance.
[edit...and Memory Map, which is one of the reasons Macs aren't ideal]