I really don't know much about computers but I do plan on buying an Apple laptop around December or January. I want a laptop mainly for the freedom to practice my bass with out having to go down into my bassment to where my amp is. Also, to be able to listen to songs and pick the bass lines apart. I know that with Garage band, you can cut and loop parts of songs. I also know that a regular PC laptop can also use a program to do that. But the more I read the more I'm wondering if an iMac is restrictive. I see guys talking about buying this and that to add to the PC for recording and stuff. Can these things be added to the iMac? Its possible that iMac comes with these things. I'm not sure what things I'm talking about. Interfaces, mixers. That sort of stuff. I'm computer illiterate but as I learn more by using the laptop, I wonder if I will wish I had bought a Dell or a Gateway instead of an iMac. Thanks for listening and answering.