I have a mac at home but it is starting to get creaky and i guess it is time to start looking for a new laptop.
Firstly i much prefer the Mac OS,
Secondly usage is email, word, internet, streaming media etc, i don't play games or similar so the demands on the machine won't be great.
I also have a number of programs that are Windows only.
Looking at prices, macs are for what i need to do a fair bit more expensive. If i buy a windows machine what am i likely to encounter. I know that the SOs Vista laptop is a temperamental heap of junk.
Is this a one off?
I know i can buy a mac and then buy a copy of windows, getting very expensive at this point...
Would i regret getting a windows laptop? As i said i need windows, because the applications i need to use are windows only. Or would i be better off accepting the price hit and getting a refurb macbook and a copy of windows? (can you still buy XP?)