I am planning to start work as a freelance graphic designer very soon however I am unsure of what computer equipment I should purchase. Originally I was planning on getting something from Apple's Mac line, as I find Mac OS to be very easy to use and wonderful for design based activity. However, I found that their glossy screens can cause eye-damage and are prone to be highly reflective and result in a lot of glare, as I would be working from home and my desk, which I am unable to shift, is situated near a window this would prove to be a problem. Additionally I feel that the specs of the computers are very underwhelming for the price that they charge. This led me to checking out Dell's line of Studio computers, were I feel that I have assembled a fairly powerful machine for a wonderful price, coupled with the discount that I receive through my University. However the monitor has led me to some confusion. Originally I was planning on getting a Dell "S2409W" but after reading some reviews and browsing the Dell website a bit more I discovered the "S14U2410WAU" and "S142709WAU" are either of these more suited the job? I feel a 27" may be a bit overwhelming however. There is also the last problem, that most professionals and others whom I consulted with claim that you would have to be mad to do any work of this kind on anything other than a Mac, while some say that times are changing and the PC is becoming a stronger player in the game. Is anyone able to provide some advice? Thankyou.