I'll say at the outset here that I own two Apple devices: an iPod Touch and an iPad. Both are great. Their mobile devices (iPhone, Touch, iPad, etc.) are really where Apple shines, in my opinion. But I get baffled by Apple's high prices for desktops and laptops. My congratulations to those of you who have found them to be actually affordable. They're good computers, but they are bleeding expensive compared to comparable PCs. I could have a PC custom-built for a fraction of what an Apple computer costs. Obviously, though, they sell, so there must be something special about them that makes that extra cost worth it. I just don't know what that is.