My computer I edit on recently died, so I'm looking to get a new one. I would like to get a mac, but I don't think it'd be worth the extra price considering every other device in my family is Microsoft. I use Premiere anyway and am happy with it. Also, it seems like you can't get iMacs/mbp's with i7 or more than 4gb of RAM stock? What's up with that? I already have 2 decent monitors too so I feel like buying an iMac would be wasting a lot of money on the monitor, but the mac mini's or whatever seem to suck.
What would you guys recommend? I want this computer to last a while. Not really wanting to spend over $1000, unless I decide to switch to a Mac after all.
spark notes: Need new computer. not sure whether pc or mac (currently use a pc,windows phone,etc), is i7 necessary? how much ram?