It depends what you want to do. If you're concerned with editing and playing media, or with just plain usability (for example for someone who has never used a computer before), then Macintosh is better. On the other hand, if you want compatibility, especially with games and office software, or you need it to be cheap, then better to go with a PC. The most important thing to remember about PCs is to get one with Windows XP on it. All other versions of Windows suck, XP is the only one that's any good.