This is a great alternitive to the PC. Apple is well known to make great products, just look at the ipod. The Moniter that comes with this Apple Mac is fantastic, it has good colours and is large for a Desktop screen at 23 inches. The Mac itself is of decent quality, it is stylish looking and has a good build quality. The components inside the Apple Mac are quite powerful. A set of 2x2ghz processers and 512 mb of memory will see your computer running smoothly. If you want a change from windows this is the computer for you.