"it would be helpful to know what the detailed pros and cons are of having a Mac"
That has to be done and done by now so let me skip forward to the next page. If you need Windows software you may have heard of the following. If not, research these titles -> Boot Camp, VMWare.
Sorry but everything that could be said has been said.
I know this is an age old question but im really stuck because im not sure whether im going to buy a Dell or a Mac? One half of me leans toward the dell because I can customize it and the processing chip is amazingly fast(Core i7) plus I feel like I would be getting more bang for my buck. However the Mac is just beautiful simply put and I really enjoy its ease of use and I would take full advantage of garage band. I guess it would be helpful to know what the detailed pros and cons are of having a Mac(I have an older laptop so I know about pcs). Also is there anyone who switched from PC and Mac and regretted it or missed something about their PC. Thanks