I've gotten good feedback from friends about them and some people even swear by them. I'll admit that I don't know much about them, since I've been surrounded by PCs. The only thing I do know is that Mac's are more expensive than PCs. Does the old adage, "you get what you pay for" apply to computers?
My brother in law picked up a HP laptop for around $200 this black holiday and it's running Windows 7. I was thinking of picking one up as well, but I'm tired of the slowness and the vulnerabilities of these Windows based machines. Maybe I just need a change of scenery from the world of Windows. Maybe it's simply time to jump ship and head on over to the world of Apple. lol I think I've already made my decision... but until I have an Apple machine in my hand, it won't be definite. Until then, later!