Post # 1
My laptop (PC) has died (or is unlikely that it will recover) so I am considering a new one. FH has both a PC desktop and a mac laptop. We moved the desktop into my study, and I am trying to just deal with it, but I might have to break down and get a new one. FH who does all my computer repair prefers that I get a mac, but I want to hear other opinions. Thanks!
Post # 3
Love love love my Mac! They’re more expensive for what you get… but if you can afford it, I say, go with a Mac. They are soooo much easier to use in my opinion. Plus, the new Mac laptops can also have Windows loaded onto them, if you need Windows for any reason. My Fiance has a Mac and a Windows partition on his Mac laptop so that he can run some of his architecture software on the Windows side. Also, Macs don’t have the problem with viruses that PCs do. That’s my 2 cents.
Post # 4
Always had PCs, but Fiance convinced me to go MAC and I have never looked back! I LOVE my MacBook!
Post # 5
I grew up using PCs and last summer I decided to get a Mac oh a whim. I will never look back. While they are more expensive, I think they are completely worth what you pay for. FI is also now a Mac user, and he is a computer programmer so he is very familiar with both. We are pretty much converting everything in our house to Apple now.
Post # 6
Im actually looking into getting a macbook because my husband has a Macbook Pro that I LOVE!!! I have a PC and HATE it. Its a terrible computer. If you’ve used a PC all your life it is kinda hard to learn a Mac, but once you do, they are SO Simple! Everything is really simple about them. I hope to find a cheap Macbook soon because my PC is driving me INSANE!
Post # 7
I type this from my MacBook…
I have 4 computers…one iMac, 2 PCS and my MacBook. I only use the PCs for work because some of my equipment uses a program that must be run on a PC and an old PC at that. Otherwise, I’d NEVER use a PC for anything.
Post # 8
Macs are definitely worth it. The money you put in REALLY isn’t just hype, it’s worth what you get out of your computer. I will never buy myself a non-mac ever again!
Post # 9
I have heard great things about Macs, but I am not currently in the market for a new computer myself. In My Humble Opinion, I don’t think they are worth the extra cash, BUT everyone who uses them loves them, so they must be good! One word of caution however – buy your Mac at a time when you don’t need to use it for something critical right away i.e a paper due for school or something important due for work. This is really more of an issue for those in school, but lots of girls in my class bought brand new Macs at the start of the semester, and while the rest of us were writing our papers, they were struggling with getting used to using them. So make sure you allott time to figure out your new Mac friend! I think once you get the hang of it, they are supposed to be really easy to use.
Post # 10
i am staunchly in the anti-MAC camp. i think of anything apple as the AOL of computers. it makes computers simple so people can use them.
PC’s on the other hand are ideal for gaming, or anyone who does extensive work with programming, or likes to personalize things.
I will never ever buy anything Apple ever again. I got fed up with the whole “we know what is best for you” attitude with them.
realize though if you use PC stuff for work, the conversions that are available to use back and forth between mac and PC are not all that great, so use with caution.
it depends on what you use your computer for and how well you can work with computers. if you go the PC route though stick with Dell or sony – stay as far away from HP as possible.
Post # 11
I had PCs all my life, but splurged on a cute little MacBook 2 1/2 years ago. I love it so much, I have never had a problem with it. I did buy Microsoft Office with it for compatibility reasons (I’m still in my undergrad) but the student version was cheap. I’ve never run into a single issue with it, and it makes more sense to me than PCs do – when there’s a problem, I can fix it myself instead of having to ask for help.
Also, I’ve never had a problem with a virus the whole time.
Post # 12
I’m a gamer, so I join spaganya in the anti-Mac camp. Although I don’t agree with the HP thing, I custom built my PC with HP and I have never had any problems with it in the 3 years I have had it.
Post # 13
I Loooooove my mac. But, I don’t game and I have no interest in tinkering with programming. 🙂
Post # 14
MAC all the way. Why not? You can have both Windows and OS on the same machine. How can you go wrong with that? Admittedly Rosetta Stone didn’t work well on our “Hackintosh”
They are more user friendly, although Windows 7 is stepping up to that game, more safe, cuter, better for video and music editing (and what bride doesn’t love this?), and you get a “in” to the whole Mac crowd of uber tech savvy artists. I’m not an uber tech savvy artist but it’s cool to get those “hey, you’re running what I’m running, approval” nods from people in Starbucks.
I use PCs too though. Not all work places, very few actually, will do the Mac thing.
Post # 15
I agree with spagnaya about the conversion things. Last semester we had one person who had a Mac and all of his Word documents were weird and impossible to open on my computer.
I have never owned a Mac and don’t really see the appeal. They are more expensive than I can afford and when I tried one on campus, I couldn’t figure it out. I have never had a problem with a PC. My laptop is a Toshiba and th eonly problem I’ve ever had with them is with the power supply getting loose (but I have had the computer for 4 years now so it’s getting old).
Post # 16
Def. need a special gaming machine though. Macs aren’t built for that so you can’t even compare. The usual PC isn’t really built for games anyways either.