MAC or P.C.? What to do, what to do.

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  1. zipur

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    I know this is not the forum for this, but I also know I can trust ya'all and maybe get a chuckle or two. My trusty, dusty and crusty pc has given up the ghost with only a minor loss of data. So now I'm on the hunt. Should I go another eight year with a new flashy windows pc. Or close the circle and get a new MBP. A Mac would make me 100% apple, which amazes my kids since I "was" a google guy. The thing is my IPad and iPhone have been so good to me, I just can't resist wanted a MAC.

    My question is how many of you have MACs? is the learning periods significant. Cost? -' I can get two new Win PCs for the price of a MAC, and on the other hand pc laptops only last two years in my experience. A MBP can last almost forever!
     
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    1) I say get a Mac if you want one. Don't worry about cost; they cost very little today compared to what they used to cost not that many years ago.
    2) I have several old Windows laptops. I replace them with newer more powerful ones long before they wear out. IME, they last forever.
     
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    Apparently, and I'm using 100% hearsay here, if you spec a PC to the same standard as a Mac it will cost about the same. I stand to be corrected here, however.
     
  4. zipur

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    No I don't agree, pc would be about $400.00 more San retina display.
     
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    Well, it's a no brainer then. $400 in your back pocket, and a beautiful display too. Off to the Apple store with you, ASAP.
     
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    And if you do decide to go down the Mac route, don't forget our sister forum

    http://www.appleforums.net/

    I'm still a Windows guy, but there should be some useful info there, and you'll likely recognize more than a few names.

    Sent from my iPhone using iPF
     
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    A windows laptop $400 more? You haven't been keeping up with prices. Apple gear is generally more expensive than the equivalent windows hardware. Of course, there is no windows equivalent for a retina MBP.
     
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    I switched to Mac about a year ago, took a few months to get completely used to it. Something's are better, some are worse. Seems to boot up faster and be more stable, but that could be because its newer, Aperture 3 seems easier for me to use than Lightroom was, I got used to the 2 finger click replacing the right click immediately and I like the layout a little more. The new OS now fully works with Apple TV. I prefer the Windows file management a little more, too bad they got rid of the old winfile.exe. I also have some software that can only run on Windows, so I have Parallel run Windows when needed.

    As suggested in the forum link, I think there are some threads on the benefits of one vs the other.
     
  9. zipur

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    Correction: a MBP would be more, I got distracted with the Olympics.


    Thanks for the link!
     
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    When you compare spec to spec, there is always a Windows machine that cost less, quite a bit less, than an Apple. However, when you add in build quality, and check out the reviews on some of those 'great deal' Windows machines, the price gap starts to close rapidly. Either way, the cost counters on both sides have always been able to twist the argument whichever way the wanted. Only the person buying the computer can decide which combination of features and form are worth it to them.

    Apple just doesn't build low end machines. They refused to even consider the netbook. Instead when it looked like people really did care about the size, they flipped the concept onto a premium machine.

    Another thing to consider is that with an Apple machine, you can still run Windows if you're willing to invest in the software. The opposite is kind of true, but in reality only true for those willing to tinker, a lot.

    The biggest benefit to going all Apple is the tighter integration you'll see between your devices and computer, mostly via iCloud. There are quite a few things you simply can't do on Windows, and several that are a lot easier on the Mac. That is even more true with Mountain Lion (the newest version of OS X), and it will tighten up again with iOS 6.

    iTunes works better too, though it's still a franken app. ;)

    I am admittedly Apple biased, so keep that in mind. I do like to think I came by it honestly though. I spent several years supporting a Windows network. :D
     
    #10 twerppoet, Jul 31, 2012
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