Originally posted by Jumping_Bean514
You can get a faster alienware for the price of an Apple. I dont understand where all your money is going in those things. I would say Ibuypower is a good brand if you dont mind non big name brands. Toshiba has cheap pre built systems that are good as well. If you want an all around computer from a big name company I would go HP. Dells seam ok but there components are cheap and there built like crap.
I would strongly recommend staying away from Apple of all things. They are way over priced, upgradeability is limited and everything apple is overpriced as well. For pure power to price ratio an apple computer falls way short. There quality might be slightly better then others (not all) but it doesnt justify the price tag by any means.
Find one, Core Duo 2.16Ghz, 2gb DDR2-667, X1600 w/ 265MB, built in camera, mic, bluetoothe, wireless, backlit keyboard, light sensors to automatically adjust screen brightness and keyboard backlight brightness, 15.4" widescreen 1440x900, 1" thick, remote control, and costs $2485 or less. That is what I paid for my Macbook Pro.