is more and more fashionable to compare Macs and computers (though it still has to capture it objectively). And if you buy a computer at school, this is a question you can meet. And although I can not claim to be an expert, I can offer her very simple suggestions.
Before you begin to buy, make a list of all the things you need on your computer. Next, make another list of the things you want. For example, a computer should be able to enter and print papers. You may want to speak a type of software that the computer dictates what you say. Try to think as much as you can. You will need to be able to connect to the Internet (you may need wireless connectivity, and you may want to depend on your dormitory network). You should be able to support the software you want to use (such as Microsoft Office or OpenOffice). Try to think of something unusual when he comes in.
After creating the list, talk to an expert. Control your local electronics store and show your list of people familiar with the computer and delete them. Laptop or desktop? Mac or PC? Is the latest, latest and greatest model or last year model that saves you money?
These are the things you have to worry about before making a decision on a Mac or PC basis. If you find that both meet your needs and the price does not pose a huge question, you may choose to think more (or aesthetics or whatever you want by your decision). This happens when it comes to more special things that can become harder.
Are you maths yourself? You probably want your computer to run Mathematica. Or if you're trying to design, then you want Quark or InDesign. And while most programs can run on a Mac or PC, it can work better with the other. Ask and find. Macs are well known to run graphics, sound and video editing software. PCs are great for corporate types and networking. Which is more important to you? This depends on the previously developed list.
When it really gets stuck, the vast majority of students fit well with Mac or PC. (I know there's a lot of people who say that claim to blaspheme – relax!) There is little to do with what you can not do with another, and not many students need things. Ask your friends about their experiences, consult your list, and go to a computer that has jammed.