Peter Osipof wrote:
I was thinking of that, but another factor of not going Mac is the price of 2,499 I know in video they compared it with Dell and they came out with lower price but since 1995 I have always assembled my own computer, I checked couple of places and I can assemble the same configuration for 1,900 with the 600 leftover I can add two 20" monitors, I think for Mac to succeed even more they have to allow assembly.
I understand your position, but one of the drawing points (and reason for a higher price point) is the fact that all the components are designed to work together and the operating system is designed to work with those components. This eliminates a lot of issues that many people would face if they tried to custom build a system. Everything just works together. Also, with the iLife software and not having to buy anti-virus software (I know you should probably have it, but even the editor of Macworld recently stated he doesn't use it) you save a few hundred dollars on software you would buy w/ a PC.
Anyway, its all a matter of preference and I'd hate to start a PC/Mac flame war on this forum.