I've been thinking about buying a MacPro, but when I think about it, I say to myself, "Why?"
I was customizing a MacPro on the Apple website. Two 3.2GHZ Quad Core Xeon processors (NICE), up to 32GB RAM (NICE), lots of hardrive space available, and really crappy video cards for really awesome Apple 30 inch monitors. But the price was too high for me.
Then I went to the Dell website and customized a WORKSTATION with 2 Quad Core processors and a video card that blows the mac cards out of the water, and it's still cheaper.
Then I went to the Alienware website, made myself a PC with an Intel Core Extreme with TRI (yes, 3) 768MB Nvidia top of the line video cards (uh, 2.3GB of Video Memory, anyone?). The price was high, but not much more than the Mac. I'd say the price was almost equal, and the alienware would blow the mac away for video performance if you can configure Windows to perform perfectly (like I can).
I've noticed the "windows crashes and locks up and has viruses, blahblah" has become the stereotype for PCs. And don't get me started on those commercials.
Let me say this:I have an "old" Dell computer. It stays on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 12 months a year, without constant restarting, no lockups, blue screens of death, viruses, or any performance issues. This bitch keeps working and working.
I don't know what to think with people who have PC problems and go running to the Mac.
Perhaps you keep too many of those preinstalled programs that come with your computer running in the background? (Something that a Mac won't have, most likely).
Anyway, I'm still on the fence about getting a Mac, but I'd rather just get a super powerful Dell Workstation instead.