I occasionally am asked why I prefer Mac OS X to Windows and no matter what explanation I give the response is often that Macs are “too expensive.” Well, Popular Mechanics would beg to differ with that assessment.

Mac vs PC – Benchmark and Speed Tests – PC versus Mac – Apple, Windows Reviews – Popular Mechanics
The Asus M51sr costs the same as a MacBook, while the Gateway One actually costs $300 more than an iMac. That means for the price of the Gateway you could buy an iMac, boost its hard drive to match the Gateway’s, purchase a copy of Vista to boot—and still save $100.

They also determined that the Macs booted, launched applications, surfed the web and were generally faster than their comparably equipped PC counterparts. Then, to add insult to injury, they used Apple’s free Boot Camp application to install, run and test Windows Vista running on the Apple Macs and they even ran Windows Vista faster than their PC competitors!

So, yeah. I prefer Macs to PCs.