@aaronsilber – didn’t sting, was just worried my point didn’t get across, which i’m still not sure it has.
i don’t think anyone could argue that a client would refuse to hire you based solely on what laptop you use.
Your choice of mac or pc sets several preconceptions about your skill and personality (proof: http://www.google.com/images?q=mac+vs+pc). obviously, this could be overcome by how you act and what you do, but first impressions can mean a hell of a lot.
which brings me back to the initial point i made days ago:
“if you’re concerned about status, get a mac.”
IF you’re going out to meet clients and do business with a pc, you’re potentially putting yourself at a disadvantage. society “knows” that creative professionals are supposed to use a mac, and you’ll have to prove otherwise.