"Don't Judge A PC By Its Cover"4.0 starson by More Beer
Pros: Runs MAC OS X and Windows XP for Under $1000
Cons: Needs More Dedicated Video RAM
Summary: I am an individual that is stuck between my day job and my nightly hobby. During the day I work for a firm that is Microsoft Office based (and other Microsoft based back-office applications), and the week nights/weekends have me recording music with some of the top talent in the Midwest. After many years of pretending a Windows OS based machine can handle the requirements within a digital recording/studio setting, this little gem allows me to play the corporate suit-wearing role by day, and then get down to some serious musical creativity at night. I beefed up the RAM to 2 GB and have added an external HD for archival purposes. Simply put, if you were to go out and buy a XP OS based machine, and then turn around and buy a Apple MAC, you are easily looking at $1500+ to have both worlds. With the purchase of this machine, I have been able to use my existing monitor, keyboard, mouse and other USB devices/applications. I highly recommend this little powerhouse. Just make sure you have a large external HD and a budget for adding the Parallels application that brings the XP OS and compatible applications and all its glory to this Intel-based friendly unit. Nice job Apple. Keep up the good work!