Mac vs. PC

I want a new laptop! I’ve always been a PC user, except for the times when work required me to use a Mac. The sleek design of a Mac is appealing to the eye at first, but its functions aren’t as impressive as its appearance. Macs do have programs/applications that would be beneficial for graphic designs, but I don’t need any of that for personal usage. If I got a Mac, the major reasons would probably be for 1) its looks and 2) its immunity to computer viruses.

On the other hand, Macs are rather expensive. Quite frankly, is it really worth spending all that money? Also, I’m getting the impression from a few people that PCs are better than Macs. I’m sure both are very similar in performance though. I saw a TV commercial for the Dell Inspiron 1525, so I went online. I ended up being more interested in the Dell Studio 15 and it seems to appease my worries about buying the right laptop: reasonable price ($649 online special), design (comes in 7 colors, 5 artist designs, and 4 trim colors), and fairly good tech specs (I don’t need anything too fancy).

I’m not sure how much longer the online special is going to be up. I still haven’t made up my mind yet. There are a lot of choices out there, so any suggestions would be appreciated!