Safe, Ive been producing for about a year now on a dell inspiron laptop with an AMD x2 processor. Ive had the laptop a fair while and it is now cluttered up with VST Plug-ins and tonnes of sample files etc. The laptop basically is on its last legs in terms of coping with my production requirments and I am definately going to update my set up by latest xmas. The thing is i REALLY dont no wot to get. I run Cubase and sometimes Reason with various plug ins like Massive, and other NI shiz. My budget is around the 400-500 mark. Im considering getting a Mac due to soooo many people telling me theyre amazing, yet i've heard they also fuck up alot. My uni where I will be studying Music Production next year use Macs running ProTools and this will probly be the dicidng factor on what to get. Both Cubase and Protools are PC/Mac so it doesn't reli matter either way i spose its just ease of use. BUT! Macs are fucking expensive and in the current financial climate I am wondeirng if it will be more worth me spending my money on a higher spec PC system with higher spec processor speed RAM etc... whcih are in abundance all over the internet. In terms of new machines Mac Mini's seem to be the only systems I can afford. But I can obviously go through the eBay route for a second hand iMac or earlier Mac Pro. But is second hand Mac's worth getting over a new PC???? I want a machine that will last me a while and if need be update as i go. I am very comfortable producing on a PC Cubase set up, but I want a system that i could use with my uni work (Pro Tools) aswell as my personal productions on Cubase. PLEASE HELP ME IVE BEEN DEBATING THIS TO MYSELF FOR AGES NOW AND CANT DECIDE. I HOPE THIS DOESNT START A MAC VS PC WAR ON HERE BUT I HONESTLY NEED HELP DECIDING!