I just bought a new computer, a custom HP dv9700 laptop that is decked out. I like it alot. The only beef I have with it is that I can't use the iPhone SDK with it (as it is not a Mac). I didn't even know the SDK was Apple only when I ordered this computer. I've had it for about just over a week and its within the return period. I'm a web application developer (ASP.Net) so I'm used to the Windows environment, but I just bought an ipod touch (thinking about getting a 3g iphone when they come out) and I really want to try to write some programs for it. I've already paid off the HP Account, and I no longer have the box, but I have everything that would need to go back.
Do you think I could get my money back without the box?
If so what about the fact that the computer was bought with credit that has since been paid off.
I custom ordered the computer, I am not sure they even take custom returns.
If I can get all of my money back then a comparable mac would cost me another almost grand still. Is it worth it?
Should I get a mac mini just for that stuff, ($599) <- IRS stimulus check?
PS. The tech support lady got things working again but the power supply flaked out on me yesterday (it was plugged in, wasn't charging, battery died)