I am just wondering why anyone would buy a mac. I can understand an ipod or ipad, they are good products with a decent price. I think they are a little overpriced but not too bad. Macs, however, are extremely overpriced in my opinion! I went to the Apple website and Dell just to compare two computers and included a screenshot of the quotes. Here are the basic specs of each: Dell Mac - 3rd gen Intel core i7 - 2.8 GHz core i7 3.40 GHz (2nd gen I think) - 16 GB dual channel DDR3 - 16 GB DDR3 1333 MHz 1600 MHz (4 sockets) (4 sockets) - NVIDIA GeForce 1 GB GDDR5 - AMD Radeon 512 MB GDDR5 video card video card Both include a 21.5" monitor, wireless LAN, bluetooth, wireless mouse, and wireless keyboard. The dell comes with Windows 7 and the Mac with OSX. The Dell is $1406.97 and the Mac $2449.00. One thing I just noticed is the two "Thunderbolt" ports on the mac. They have speeds up to 10 gigabits/second (which is 1250 megabytes/second), whereas the Dell computer has 2 USB 3.0 ports, rated at only 5 gigabits/second (or 625 megabytes/second). Now this is a significant difference, but USB 3.0 supports USB 2.0, "thunderbolt" ports do not. Most of us are used to USB 2.0 ports right now, rated at 480 megabits/second (or 60 megabytes/second). So both of these are much better than what most people use now anyways. Another point is that I went to the Dell website to customize this computer. I know for a fact that if I watch the ads, or look for a deal online I could find the same computer or at least the same specs on a different manufacturer for quite a bit less. You simply can't find that same mac anywhere else for cheaper (that I know of at least). So what is the big deal with a Mac!?