Ah, the same old question and yet we are talking about a different type of technology. No longer is the question PC or Mac, but now we move into the realm of other technologies such as MP3 players and even cell phones. In the personal computing realm I do have my personal favorite and that is the Mac. However with the high cost of Apple computers it is very difficult to foresee myself purchasing one in the near future. PCs on the other hand are relatively inexpensive and can be repaired by parts from a local computer store, whereas the Mac’s hardware is highly proprietary.
Some of these alternatives to look out for are the Microsoft Zune which is comparable to the iPod but with better sound and an EQ. There are also MP3 players made by Sandisk, and Samsung. These alternative MP3 players offer high quality for a fraction of the price of an iPod as well as ease of use which is probably the thing that I like most about them.