Get more for your money and buy an Asus off newegg.
In essence, macs are not just simple, they're stupid. If you can't figure out windows XP or vista, you probably should buy a mac; even though they are virtually the same. If you think that by using a mac you're sticking it to the man? guess what, you're just paying a different man. If you think by using a mac you're cutting edge, technology wise? Nope, but you are cutting edge marketing wise. If you think that buying a mac says something about your life, it probably does.
PS - toshibas are also good.
Cheapest option is do a special order from the website. Get the best video card and CPU. Everything else can be upgraded at dirt cheap prices. (i.e. 4GB memory upgrade for $159 from Fry's). Or get an Mac. (Just so you all know I hate Apple but if you're going to spend more than $1200 get the best that's out there)
Mac users have this "elitist" feeling behind them for some reason and I commend apple's marketing geniuses for that because everyone who has a mac tries to convert other people into buying macs. Kinda like Jehova's witnesses. :p
He was without a doubt one of the dumbest f***s in the company. How he got to where he was is an utter mystery to everyone. But hey, he had a shiney new Mac so what did he care? I swear it was like giving a cat a ball of yarn.