Re: My boss will hate it
My experience mirrors Solarflare's
I've helped kit out entire companies with Macs in various formats and (one or two users aside) literally all they are used for is to connect to a windows RD server to do their work. One is an engineering company, one marketing and was did something to do with the designing of clothes.
The directors of said companie value "looking good" and "appearing successful"and this was the sole reason for the purchases.
I'm sure I'm not the only person to have been thanked for improving some system or other when you've really only replaced the case too. Again, happens. (I told you I needed a new PC, this one is loads faster).
At the engineering firm the receptionist got one of the most expensive macs available at the time, because she was the point of contact when people visited. HUGE spec Mac pro jobbie with the largest screen possible. I'm sure her system was in the 5k ballpark. Again all it got used for was booking meeting in outllook etc and admin stuff.