Thanks all. Lot’s of info and advice to sort through. RE: Mac’s, I’ve always heard that there are issues with compatibility with other computers (e.g. the Dell I currently use in my office). Is that true? Also, will a Mac let me use the same Microsoft Word software I use now?
I was excited to hear the F Word (“FREE”) in some of your posts, and I might just contact a few companies to see if anyone wants to be the official laptop of the Ultimate Cheapskate. In general, I’ve not had much luck getting folks to give me a break in that regard …. last time I flew, I hit American Airlines up for a free ticket …. or at least a free upgrade … and all they gave me was an extra air sickness bag. 😉
So, with regard to c-c-c-c-c-c-cost, it looks like I’ll be north of $1,000? Can you get a Mac in that range?
Thanks again for all the advice.