Thank you in advance for any advice you can offer and please be kind. . . I'm a non-techie who uses her computer for casual internet use, organizing photos, and playing games. My husband may want to use it for his music- recording, burning CDs, etc. I'm attracted to the Apple products because they supposedly require very little maintenance. BUT, I am concerned about pricing. Value is important to me and when I simply compare specs the PC is a lot more attractive. If I stuck with PC I also wouldn't have to relearn what little computing skills I have. And I'll be honest- I like the pretty colors of my PC options! Having said all that, I have been told by the head of IT where I work that since I'm basically an idiot I should buy an Apple. I'm not sure why he needed to tell me that since HE uses exclusively Apple at home and it appears he thinks both idiotic and intelligent people should use Macs. . . but there you go. Thanks again for your help.