In reply to your question, I think that you will find that most people
will be biased toward whatever machine they have had experience with. For
me, it would have to be a Mac. If price is that much of an issue, then
I think it would just a little more shopping around, maybe through
catalogues and such, but I'm sure that you can find a excellent Mac for a
decent price. I would also have to agree with Christine Merriam, tell
your hubby to see what kind of computers the professionals are using...
maybe that will give him a better idea.