I know there are a lot of you out there that get asked questions about PC's verses Mac's and we all have our batch of answers that work well. I thought I would share with you my recent (last 2 years) experience with my Dell vs. Mac experience. I have a company that creates software on the internet, and so each employee can use whatever machine they feel more comfortable with in order to achieve that work. UNTIL THIS YEAR where I've banned all Windows machines 100%. We bought four computers...Mac Pro 8-core, Mac Pro 4-core, and two identical XPS 4-core machines. My Mac Pro's came with developer discounts, but even including that cost were about $4200 to $3800 with monitors. My DELL XPS machines where nearly $6000 a PIECE. After two years, here's the maintenance status: Mac Pros - 100% FINE, no problems, no errors, all running like tops. XPS DELL Unit #1 - two sticks of RAM, DEAD. one video card, DEAD XPS DELL Unit #2 - power supply FRIED Each DELL died exactly to the month that the extra warranty ended. It was like they sent a command to each computer to die. We've now had to cannibalize one of the DELL's to keep the other one running. I won't sink another dime into DELL even if it means it collects dust and turns into sand.