<p>In the age-old Mac V. Windows debate, it really comes down to user comfort and ability. Moreover, what will you be doing with your computer?</p>
<p>But that's boring.</p>
<p>Anyways, my first criticism is that you should not be buying through the middleman, i.e., Best Buy. Sure, they might look like they offer you a better deal, but that is short term thinking.</p>
<p>Reasons behind that are as follows. You are buying from a seller, not the manufacturer. And what happens when your computer breaks, which I guarantee will happen, even to the 'almighty' mac. It really simplifies the repair process if you just cut the bull and get serviced by the people who created what you bought.
Secondly, you might get some awesome offers/discounts if you buy through an EPP, or employee pricing program. Rutgers should be into getting you your computer at a discount, so don't be afraid to give their ITS department a call.</p>
<p>Personally, I believe both of these computers seem over-engineered to fit your needs as a college student unless you are a graphics design/engineering/blah blah blah major.</p>
<p>Don't be afraid to save yourself money, and hassle! :]</p>