What's the Best Computer for Designers?

August 25, 2005

Every now and then, I get edged out of a computer and have to go looking for a new one. Last time, my kids got interested in computer games, and rather than fight them over Dora Explorer, I gave them my PC and bought this laptop. This time, I'm vying with football season. Apparently sports radio, 24/7 ESPN and the sports page don't cut it anymore. To be a true self-respecting fanatical sportsaholic you have to be able to sneak onto your wife's computer when she tucks the kids in bed and hang tough while she sighs, clicks her tongue, taps her fingers and repeats for the tenth time, "Are you done yet? I have to get back to work." In short, I'm buying a new computer and giving this laptop to my husband as soon as possible. He's actually kind of cute, and I'd rather not have to kill him. I could really use suggestions on the best type of computer to buy for web design. My laptop wasn't bought with that purpose in mind, so I'm looking forward to having a computer more suited to the job. I'm hesitant about buying an Apple because of the lack of support and because most of my sites' users are on PCs--but I could be talked into it. What computer do you use? What do you like and dislike about it? What would be your dream computer?