Macs are not remotely as functional as Windows 7 machines (you have to use command line for basic stuff, and just wait for the first time you drag and drop a folder over a folder with the same name and all the files that weren't in the folder you dragged go *pouf*).
Not to mention, the new Lion OS has deliberate borked most Adobe software.
Get more machine for your money, and stick with a PC!
I definitely cannot agree with the poster above.
I develop a web application for the institution that I work at and a Mac has been priceless for my work in Flex. It comes with a webserver built-in. It also comes with PHP which I use as the middle-ware for the application. Installation of MySQL is easy as pie as well.
The intergration of all those tools is extremely simple which leaves me to just focus on my work in Flex.
Win7 comes installed with IIS, which makes ASP ans ASP.net development super easy. And I installed WampServer today---the download and install was about 4 minutes.
Me, I'd rather have a fully functional keyboard (home, end, Insert, etc.)...because I use it every second I'm using the computer. Server setup is something that happens every once in a while, and even if you're inexperienced and it takes a long time, that one time expenditure is dwarfed by the constant inconvenience of the OS itself.
When you say Mac, it's a desktop and not a MacBook?
Mine was a MacBook. I have the good fortune to no longer be working for a company that insists on making me use a mac.
I have been developing on PCs for about two decades now
I'll definitely will still be keeping my super big PC for the heavy development work
I would like to retire two old laptops and the MacBooks look so pretty :-)
I'm trying to figure out if the MacBook Air/Pro will work with Flex Builder
Have enough power and not frustrate me too much
So I value your feedback much
I use the iMac while I'm at work. Now, I use the MacBook Pro for development while not at work.
I'm not sure that the "pretty" is worth a 50% price premium for a machine that's not as capable--especially when you take into account that Lion has deliberately interfered with the performance of Adobe products.
That is a valid (and practical) point