it all depends on what you want in the system. if you want something great for media editingand graphic design go with a mac.
for Gaming its windows all the way, there arent as many compatible games for the mac (though there are ways to change that).
Otherwise, the main disadvantage is the fact that windows is more suceptible to viruses and would require firewall/virus protection. it would also be running vista which i personally hate. (just an opinion)
I personally like Windows better. For me there more reliable and its easier for me to navigate. From my experience Mac's are frustrating to find files and i cant game on them worth crap. But thats me i was raised on windows so i know it inside and out
yeah, as far as i have seen they arent very problematic. not sure if it changed but in the past dells have been some of the more unreliable systems i have seen. (mostly thet they dont go very long before encountering some kind of issue) but its been a while so it may have improverd.
Yea I like PC, windows is a made complicated to operate correctly, btw you guys can operate vista on mac, they are better that way, windows is going to need a better operating system then vista that takes like 250 ram space just turning it on....
i wouldnt worry about the games either, you can run both os's or find a way to run windows games on a mac. I got my counter strike to work perfectly, just as it would on windows, you just need to know how.
PC>Mac. It's a given, but if it's Vista then. XP>Vista=Mac. Lawl. Well Vista is somewhat better in some categories then Mac, but the same goes for Mac. I've used all of them so what I think has some facts to them.