I am new to anything apple therefor ive been loyal to PC. I am in audio engineering and use a DAW. My recent laptop crapped out on me so i am considering a Macbook vs HP Envy for my portable audio mixing needs. Its a though choice because the specs on the Envy pretty much spank the Macbook in speed and it also has more than enough for the maximum requirement to get professional audio mixing quality. I like the Envy better but i do not like Windows. Macbook at $1500 does not even reach half of what my max requirements need. My only issues with Apple is why they put such low RAM and harddrive speeds in a machine at $1200. I am not sure yet if it worth the extra $1000 to get a 13" MAcbook to reach my requirements. Apple does have the more stable OS but it the specs I really need. Specially the hard drive speeds and RAM. Idk if it better to deal with the chances of WIndows crapping out on me. I've had issues with windows doing random glitches while running my DAW but not many.
*Even the iMAC does not reach those requirements. Sure i could pay $1000 in upgrades but i do not believe i should have to spend that much to reach par with a $700 PC. as far as others making a investment in a computer for the long haul and typical computing needs...heck yeah get a APPLE....even an older Core Duo is more than enough.
*I choice the ipad for my basic computing needs ....not a $1200 *13" Macbook. I encourage anyone to buy a ipad over a laptop for basic computing needs.*