I have had my mac for about to years now and I love it. Yes it is brilliant but the whole they cant get viruses thing is not true there are viruses out there than can infect mac there are just not as many for mac as there is for windows. Another thing I really like about mac is that the OS upgrades are always really cheap to buy unlike microsoft. My suggestion would be to go for it. If you get a used machine be careful and make sure you get a good one because they do take a lot more to repair than a windows PC does.