Hi, I will be purchasing a new computer for work (university research lab). And even though my own computer is a Mac, the software we use requires that we get a PC. Our school has contracts with Gateway or Dell. It will mostly be used for data collection and GPIB control of instruments. However, it needs to be reasonably reliable. I don't want to have to deal with hardware problems on the computer when I have enough of those with the other equipment. So, any suggestions as to the two brands would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.