I know a next to nowt about IT, but our family laptop has just died, and I could use some advice, please!
I've always liked mac computers, having had an original macintosh in the house in my youth. As a grown up I've had an iBook (died) and now a mac book pro which is out of warranty / apple care, and needs a £500 repair to make it work. Starting to wonder if I can justify spending again on the nice looking, slick OS and ease of use of a mac (probably would go for a new iMac rather than fix the laptop). Should we just get a cheap dell instead? We use the computer for the usual internet/ word/ excel/ photos/ music home stuff, and have no need for fancy pants extras really. Kids are 6 and 4 but will be increasingly using the home computer for homework etc as they get older. We have an iPad and don't now need the portability of a laptop.
What should we do? Any help/guidance gratefully received! Is windows still awful?