Ok, so here's the deal. I need to upgrade. I have looked at iMac's. I have looked at Dell's. I have looked at HP's.
I may be lost, but can someone tell me why I should spend almost $1000 more for a comparably equipped Apple?
Now, before you say 'security', 'virus', or 'spyware' let me say a couple things. First off, I have used PC's since my first 'XT' in the early 80's to an 286, 386, Pentium, Pentium II all the way up to a Pentium 4 and I can honestly say in all that time I have 'contracted' exactly 2 virus's. And they were both 'zero hour' on legit websites. Secondly, if I get a PC its going to run Windows 7 64bit. Microsoft's most secure OS yet. Thirdly, I read the reports. Apple may have 'better' security, but it isn't exactly bulletproof so you need to come up with something better than that because it hasn't been a problem for me.
Also, I spend time reading forums and such and it's pretty scary to read some of the problems people are having with their iMacs! 3rd and 4th hard drives, lock ups, shut downs, dead units, etc. So I guess you can't say 'superior quality hardware' because they probably come out of the same 3rd world country sweatshops that PC's do.
So besides a pretty box and the fact that I can brag to my friends I got an Apple, tell me what makes these $600-$1000 more than a hardware comparable PC?