This is the reason I stayed with a PC after my HD crash. After alot of legwork as to which, if any plotter working with a Mac. From what I found, if you cut straight from say Corel with the plug-in you have a fair to good chance of no problems. For alot less you can find an inexpensive PC machine to run youre plotter, printer and whatever. I purchased a Dell for just at $300. But with the budget youre looking to stay in, I dont believe youll find anything.