People always say that Macs are so much more expensive than a PC, but a few days ago I received my copy of iWork - which got me thinking. If you take a Mac and a PC of similar spec, the Mac is likely to be more expensive (albeit for a more refined machine with a better OS), but if you then continue to keep them similar, the Mac becomes increasingly cheaper. The Mac comes with a much greater compliment of software - video editing, Mail (does a PC have this?), photo editing software, DVD authoring software etc. If you add word processing etc. software, Apple's iWork costs just £45 opposed to MS Office's £304 (amazon.co.uk). And if you want to upgrade the operating system - Leopard £79, Vista £200. So I reckon that Macs are actually cheaper! And by the way, I think iWork is great - especially for £45.