Hello everyone! Newly registered user here with some questions on the good ol mac computer. I suppose first I should say what I am doing and wanting. I am getting into the world of dSLR photography and will be very soon buying my camera (probably a Canon). This will be a hobby of mine so it is not my job but I do plan on spending a lot of time doing it (when ever im not working or such). I currently have a desktop that is pretty nice. A few years old, but with PC's i've found that they crash and have a lot of errors that pop up randomly. Because this is also my personal gaming computer, I would like to have a second computing aperatus that deals exclusively with my photography and writing (I am also planning on writing a fantasy book). Photography is very graphic intensive, especially when we enter the world of using RAW images and what not and I was told by several people that buying a netbook is not advised because they don't have the proccessing power (though my wife is an artist and uses photoshop for her art on her netbook and it seems to do fine). So that leaves me thinking....a mac. I am not rich though and as any photographer knows, you can easily spend over 1k on just the camera and a lense alone. I was looking into refurbished / used mac's because they are cheaper but...i seriously know nothing about specs! I'd like something portable so I don't think I want an iMAC (plus they are godly expensive) but the mac mini's are nice looking. I was looking at the macbook's but people say that they aren't good for photography because of the color aspect (though i have read that some people can get around it). So...I guess TL;DR version for the above; I want to get deep into photography and want a laptop but am not sure what I should be looking for spec wise. I also am unsure about the whole color issue with laptop type computers. With that being said (sorry i type a lot its a fault of mine) I am also wondering the following things; 1.) PC laptops like the netbook are much cheaper then a macbook. Can they handle photo editing well enough or would i be infinitely frustrated and curse the day I bought it instead of saving and getting a macbook? 2.) The mac mini's are interesting to me. I know I would need a monitor (I have several), but was thinking it would be cool to hook up to and work on my HD TV though I have heard that that would be a bad idea for photo editing. Thoughts? 3 Macbook Air's are cheaper then regular macbooks it seems, but someone told me to stay away from them. Do they have enough computing power for what i need? and finally... 4.) I am trying to get something good that won't randomly stop working or die and will be good for what I need. I am only a budding photographer and as such not some pro that knows how to expert photo shop and will have 3 different photo editing software open at once. With that being said, should I get a Mac or would a Pc laptop be okay? Sorry for the long post. I am aware that there is a photography thread below this but I would rather stay away from being a desktop computer (though the mac mini is tempting). Thanks for taking the time to read.