jfg wrote:If those are your only concerns when buying a computer, don't pay premium prices for a Mac. Buy a PC. You can get a decent PC laptop for what you want to do for around 600 dollars.
I'm not anti-Mac, it is great for certain people especially those doing music and video editing and there are also businesses who are better off with Macs. But, for the average user, Macs are not worth the premium price.
Yeah if cost is an issue and you're not mixing music, a video editor, or a graphic designer, save yourself the extra dough and get a PC. I'm a Mac guy myself and wouldn't buy anything but one, however if I were on a tight fixed income and just needed a laptop to write papers and surf the web I'd buy a PC.