The age old debate over which system to use.
Having owned both operating systems I can discuss my personal experiacne with each. Perhaps you will find this informative and usefull in your search for a new computer.
I used a PC for almost ten years and never had many problems with it. After such a long time using it became second nature. I knew all the shortcuts and tricks of windows. What I didnt like was the constant barrage of viral material on my PC. It becomes quite expensive to update antivirus equipment as often as is necessary. On an unprotected MAC you are almost just as safe as a PC running the latest virus software. In the past couple years of using a MAC another thing I have become accustomed to was that the interface changes very little. However on a PC when they come out with a new program, ie. Windows Vista, you have to relearn a few things here and there. Not a big deal, but one reason the MAC os is superior to me.
The battery life on Macs seems to be much better on average then on comparable PCs. I can use my Mac for seven or eight hours and not have to worry about the battery dying on me. With the PC I was lucky to get five or six hours. If you are constantly plugged in then this wouldnt effect you but I spend a lot of time on the go.
Apple support is also another reason I have come to love MAC. If I have ever had a problem it would be remedied very quickly and on the spot. Apple employs technicians that they refer to as “geniouses” and they are subject matter experts. Macs are built with the same hardware and operating systems and this allows the experts to be very informed on issues reguarding their products. When it comes to PC you have dell, toshiba, acer, and a number of other companies using windows software. It would be nearly impossible for them to have the level of expertise as the Apple “geniouses.”
These are just a few of the benefits I have encountered over the years of owning computers. I am always going to be a fan of Mac now that I have owned one.