Originally Posted by HarryT
That's my reason for using Windows, too.
I love Apple's iOS (except for iTunes), but am underwhelmed by the Mac OS. The software that I need to run on a Windows system makes the choice an easy one for me. So I have an iPad, and Windows laptop and desktop.
When we talk about price comparisons, I agree with HarryT. It is true that a Mac laptop and a comparably equipped Windows laptop are in the same ballpark. But Windows laptops are also available in much less "robust" setups, at a significantly lower price point. And, unless she's starting her own space program, those less robust (and cheaper) machines would be more than sufficient. Apple has no such "lesser" options.