I'm not a Mac user so I'll refrain from any comment (positive or negative). However, I currenty own several Dell laptops (both Work Issued and Home Purchased). Currently, I would not recommend purchasing a DELL laptop for 2 reasons:
1: Weight; DELL laptops are deceitfully heavy (even the smaller models).
2. Customer Service; The tech support has really gone down hill in the last few years and unless you enjoy being on hold for 2 hours waiting to speak to a representative, I would not advise it.
My advice is go to Wanchai Computer Center (Its right next to Wanchai MTR station above McDonalds). They literally have hundreds of different laptop models (Sony, Toshiba, etc.) you can play with. Many are extemely small and portable. Find the one you like and shop around for best price. Many of them will come with full warrnaty etc. You may even be able to find better prices elsewhere on the Kowloon side (maybe Mongkok? etc.). I just know that Wanchai Computer Center has a huge selection to look at.
style you seem quite bright. Just go for an established brand that suits yr budget and has good customer support.
Can anybody recommend a good bespoke tailor?
Hmmm... looks like I'll have to go down to Wanchai on my own and spend hours there. Not fun at all...
Don't you realise a good tailor can work with any thread.