Imagine your total quantity and total outlay on all your computing and electronic goods (computer, tablet, phone, music player etc) would be the same as if you had all Apple products, but in this hypothetical reality only one of those items is allowed to be from Apple. Which Apple product would you have? I don't know why you'd find yourself in this disagreeable position. Just run with it! UPDATE: Note Mac means any computer in the Mac lineup. You choose. UPDATE: Just a note to consider not only what Apple device you most value, but also the wider implications of your choices. For example, choose Mac and you would need to live with Android/Windows/RIM/whatever-else phones and tablets. Choose an idevice and you'd need to live with Windows/Linux computer. UPDATE (08 Oct): Hackintoshes just came up in a comment. You're not allowed to cheat by running a Hackintosh to get the benefit of the Mac OS without picking Mac.