If you currently a Windows user, I’m going to list off reasons why you should switch to Mac. I might change your mind about Windows and have you switch to a better computer.
This is probably a reason that you’ve seen on other sites, but it is something that is important. Apple has the best security in their computers, so much so you don’t need an antivirus for it. Apple uses a different safe and coding compared to Windows. This code is called UNIX and has security built right into the system.
However, there have been reports of a new malware targeting Macs, perhaps you’ve seen it on the news. However, and this is a big however, Apple patched the vulnerability within a few weeks. It takes Microsoft the time from one major update to the next to do that. You know what a major part of a Windows update is? It’s security patching and lots of it, but yet they still can’t seem to get it right.
Better user experience
It’s ease of use, slick GUI, better multitasking, the Finder, the Dock, better looking icons, the system software is easy to use (no need for drivers, uninstalling application is as simple as drag and dropping them to the trash bin etc.)
Good Quality Parts
While a lot of PC makers are lagging in terms of quality, Apple is not. Apple uses one piece of metal to protect its computers’ guts. The quality of the screen on Macs are higher def than Windows PCs (however, I will admit that MacBook Pro’s screens aren’t as good as they could/should be but are still better than a lot of other PC computers).
That annoying blinking doesn’t exist on Mac laptops. You know what I’m talking about, there isn’t a blinking light for battery, for wifi signal, for stuff that I don’t even know what it’s for. None of these exist on a Mac which adds to the sexiness of the machine.
All that glitters isn’t gold
Apple tends to get carried away when it comes to their computers’ neatness and it works. Just work with or see a Mac and you’ll know what a beauty it is.
Shoot two OSs with one computer
Why have only one OS when you can have two legitimately. On Mac, you can run Mac OS and Windows OS if needed. You can use Mac OS all the time but if there ever comes a time where you need to run a windows application, you can. And it’s simple.
Apple is known for its simplicity with their products. In fact, with the iMac, you don’t need a single cord except for a wall outlet plug. Thats it. When it comes to MacBook, same thing you need a charger, Mac mini you need three cords. One for wall outlet, one for speakers and one for monitor. Thats it. Very simple.
More useful apps out of the box- Even hardcore Windows fans probably agree with me when I say, stock apps on Windows stink. Mac apps are the way to go. iMovie, iPhoto, iDVD, Photo Booth, Safari, App Store (to get more apps), Finder, settings, iCal, Address Book, Mail, FaceTime and more. Better than IE and Windows Movie Player and about 10-15 useless advertisements for anti-virus software.
I have used both settings applications on both OSs and I have to say that Mac settings are more intuitive and simple to use. It’s very easy to locate computer settings.
Individualized settings bars for every app
You know where the top bar is where “file” “edit” and “view” are? Sure you do. And on a Mac each app has its own “setting bar” equipped to what it needs and not what it doesn’t.
Should you have a problem with your Mac (had mine for 6 years, haven’t taken one it once) you have the best customer support team you can find. You don’t even have to talk to those annoying robot voices either. Just drive to the Apple store with your Mac (or any Apple product for that matter) and they will do anything and everything they can to help the problem. They are rated one of the best, if not the best, customer services in the world.
Macs are cheaper than PCs
I know all you Windows users are outraged so allow me to explain. The initial cost of buying a Mac is more expensive, however the amount of times you replace a Mac and buy a new one than that of PC is a lot less. In fact a PC usually lasts about 1-2 years, maybe three before you need to replace it. Macs have a lasting rate of about 6-7 years, possibly going just a little bit slower at that time then when you got it. Plus all the headaches Windows will cause you (crashes, viruses, etc) isn’t worth it either. So short term, yes Macs ARE more expensive short term, but long term, they will save you money and the environment.
I have to hand it to Apple, over the past few years Apple has gone from one of the most Earth costing companies on the globe to the exact opposite. First, their screens are very economically friendly. Second, the computers use about a third of the energy that Windows computers use. Third, if you have a old phone or device you don’t want, Apple will not only recycle it for you, but it will usually give you credit as well.
Creative people unite!
You know who you are. The professional photographers, the movie makers, the music makers, the band members, the techno music makers, the gamers, the designers, the graphic designers, the photoshoppers, the business people, and the creative ones (as aforementioned) You know who you are, and the Mac is perfect for you.
Gamers will love it!
I know that Windows Fanboys are notorious at putting out the opinion (and false statement) that there isn’t games nor any good software. It is true that PCs are better for gaming to a certain point, to get a good gaming computer you need to spend about as much as a Mac or more (about $2000). However, the statement that Macs don’t have good games is an untruthful statement that can be disproven to three points. First, the Mac App Store (MAS) has many high quality apps and games at reasonable prices. Second, just look up the game you want for Mac and you will more than likely find it. And third, GameFly, one of the biggest game rentals on Earth is joining the Mac game. They are adding a Mac category to their service in the coming weeks or they may already have! The reason people don’t believe that there are no games for Mac is simply because they aren’t advertised.
Have you tried searching for a file on a Windows computer. Depending on what you’re looking for, it can take a long time. With Finder, it doesn’t take a long time. In fact, to find a file deep in the computer takes a few seconds if you know what the file is called. Even if you don’t, it won’t take long to find, maybe 30-45 seconds tops. On Windows 7 it’s been improved, but it took Microsoft over a decade to figure this out!
All the owners of a iPod touch, iPhone and/or iPad listen up- Your iOS devices and Macs are meant to go hand in hand with one another, they are meant to be best buds while your PC and iOS devices are just meant to be acquaintances.
Just try it!
If you’re sure you want to try Mac but you don’t know if you can afford a 1000 dollar computer, Apple has kept you in mind, don’t worry! The Mac mini is the perfect solution for you. It allows you to use your existing mouse, keyboard and monitor and give you the Mac experience , the low end Mac mini is just $599. It is 2.3 GHz i5 processor or the $799 model is 2.5 GHz i5 processor. To get Mac with all the amazing features noted above at only $599 is a real bargain. However, this is only if you are more of a casual computer user. Minis can handle big software like Adobe CS5 but not nearly as well as a iMac can. iMacs are the computers up the line. These computers pack a big punch AND it includes EVERYTHING you need! It has the computer, monitor, keyboard and mouse/trackpad all in one. It truly is the all in one computer. The final one up the line is the Mac Pro. The Pro packs the biggest punch of them all, some of the best specs on the market AND the best Professional computer out there. However, it isn’t for everyone since it is $2499. Here is the way of the desktops. Mac mini is for consumer use, iMac is for the people who are more of a power user and don’t have the monitor, keyboard etc., and the Pro is for Professional people. Now to the Laptops. There are two kinds of laptops, the Airs and the Pros. The Airs are more for the consumer based market and the Pro is more for those who are, you guessed it, professional. The Air may be very thin, but it still packs a big punch. The Airs are very thin and are very fast. They are not, however, made for high-end applications. The Pros, however, are. The MBPs are very fast laptops with exquisite capabilities. They are able to run high end applications as though they were nothing, the MBP is just a very powerful computer. However, I would wait until new MBs come out, since they will be even better.
Macs are safe, intuitive, easy to use computers that makes a normally difficult task on Windows almost fun. Macs are made for business, power, creative and average consumers alike. Macs have a wonderful, easy to use OS and applications. There is a saying that goes a little like this, once you go Mac, you never look back, and since I made the switch years ago, I never have. I don’t expect you to run out right this very instant and buy a Mac, but when you are ready to buy a new computer, I hope you take it into very serious consideration. And I hope when you do make a choice, I hope you go with the better computer.
Thanks for reading,
Glad you posted this! I certainly agree with the point of this article and I couldn’t have said it any better. Apple’s been very wonderful and though it was unfortunate that Steve Jobs has left the scene, the company continues to excel and live by his principles.
I’ve used a different PC before which I thought was economical. Little did I know that it’s not, in the long run. As you pointed out. there’s the problem with the viruses, the updates and definitely a lot of page crashes. I had to see the technician several times to get my PC fixed. And it was certainly additional cost on that PC. And guess what? A little after a YEAR, it broke. It just wouldn’t work anymore. Can you believe that? I work as an article writer and I certainly don’t need a problematic PC like that.
So I switched to a Mac and it’s been three years, it’s still working like the first day. Very fast, great security system and very very useful.
I’ve never been a promoter of anything but with Mac, I’m always proud to share the wonderful experience I get from my Mac.
I agree with you 100%! Thank you for your comments! They are always appreciated!
Macs are nice looking toys, PC are hard working machines. I have been using both for years, & yeah PC rips Mac for peak performance, sorry it’s true. Low end users will be happy with a Mac, but when you want extreme power there is only one way to go and that is PC.
I will kindly but surely disagree with you. Please tell me something a Mac can’t do that a PC can? The only experience that I have had with PC is the opposite of your view. I’ve seen many underpowered, junky PCs in my day, still to this day. Of course there are some Windows machines that technically beat out the Mac in specs but what good is a computer if you have to worry about viruses and crashes all the time. For me, the money isn’t an issue because you get what you pay for. When it comes to high powered PCs (if you can find one) vs. Mac, then it is no longer the hardware but the software then as well, and in my view, there is no comparison, Mac OS X will beat Windows XP/Vista/7/8 any day. Of course that’s my opinion, it is all a matter of preference when it comes to OS. Thanks for your feedback.