According to a recent Ziff-Davis article, Mac Laptops cost about twice as much as a comparably equipped Windows machine, desktop models almost three times as much.
And, as far as I know, you still “can’t do it all” with a Mac – unless, of course, you run Windows on it!
I remain convinced that a well-built (not the cheapest box in the book) Windows machine that is reasonably maintained (hey, that is where I can help), can perform as well as any.
Hope that helps.
As always, if you ever need help finding a new machine or keeping your old one going, be sure to call.