New Laptop for Premiere+PS elements 11 + LR4

I just bought the Photoshop/Premiere elements 11 suite together with lightroom 4. I was running them in trial mode and really liked them so I bought the software. As I understand it right, the activation key allows 2 activations. The software is installed on my desktop pc and now I'm searching for  a new laptop.
I was looking for an ultrabook but they almost all have only 4 Gb of memory. So i want a machine with at least 8gb ram and if possible a 256 Gb SSD.
Which laptop would you advise which runs the software fine?
Second, I also looked at the Macbook pro 13 inch Retina but I've found a review of a guy which says, it's to slow to run this kind of software fast and fine. I'm not a professional photographer but is the interview right? (The apple's are so expensive....)
I've never worked with a mac so this would be my first one....
Should I stick to a windows 7 laptop?
Is there a major difference advantage for this software running on a specific operating system? (Windows or Mac)?

SD (Standard Defintion) captured from a tape camera via Firewire is the easiest to edit... AVCHD and DSLR require a LOT more computer power
Look for 2 hard drives, or SSD and 1 hard drive, and a CPU appropriate to the kind of video you will edit
These links are more aimed at Premiere Pro... but you still need a laptop that is going to be strong enough for the kind of video you will edit
Laptop Video Editing PC
If at all possible, do NOT buy a laptop with "dual video" since that is very likely going to cause problems
Dual video laptop problems
-link to why
- vidia-optimus-technology/2
-HP Fingerprint/Password conflict
In general, for a given performance level, a Mac will both cost more AND be harder to upgrade if needed (adding ram or a 2nd hard drive)
This message has a really good graphic about requirements -

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