Dell. The very name makes me imagine dull little boxes doing dull little tasks, however, they are the price leader
(and overall marketshare leader) on the PC side of the fence. Therefore, by law, every tech columnist much compare
Dell's prices to the newest Mac to prove, once and for all, that Mac users pay a premium.
Dan Frakes, who can be my number one any time (get it? Star Trek? No? Ok, moving on), has braved the Dell website and configured a 'comparable' Inspiron. The results? Well, I don't want to steal Dan's thunder, but since he writes for Macworld I think you can guess.