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Is there a good reason to own a Mac or Notebook?

#1Cade6669Posted 9/4/2013 1:20:21 PM
I have a coworker talking about getting a new Mac and (Iím not trolling) I donít see the point- same parts, same programs. I used to think Macs had a tangible and logical niche market but I canít identify that market today. Can someone educate me on why someone would buy a Mac over a PC?
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#2happyscrub1Posted 9/4/2013 1:24:14 PM
Cade6669 posted...
Can someone educate me on why someone would buy a Mac over a PC?


Macs are easier to use, they guide you, but are restrictive

PCs are harder to use, don't guide you much, but you can do anything you want.

IMO'

Plus just about everything is compatible with PC. Mac, not so much
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#3TheFeshPincePosted 9/4/2013 1:24:15 PM
Not really.
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#4Jprime666Posted 9/4/2013 1:24:18 PM
They prefer the operating system?

Some people will say they prefer Macs video editing capabilities, but then again most of those people aren't doing editing any more intensive than altering audio levels and making jump cuts.
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#5DawnshadowPosted 9/4/2013 1:24:18 PM
I don't have a Mac, and am not interested in getting one, but...

The Mac in-store support and general warranties on hardware are reputed to be excellent. Mac viruses and malware are relatively rare. The computers are very nice-looking aesthetically (there are good-looking PCs, too, but they're harder to find due to the sheer number of PC designs out there.) They're easier to shop for if you don't know a lot about computers-- PCs have a /lot/ more variance. And if you're used to the Mac OS, then you'll probably want to stick with it.

They also cost an arm and a leg.
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#6daemon_danPosted 9/4/2013 1:26:05 PM
Misguided belief that Macs don't get viruses, don't crash, and are somehow "better" than PCs. Those marketing ads and other Mac fans tend to sway those not knowledgeable about computers.
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#7SolidManifestPosted 9/4/2013 1:27:01 PM
happyscrub1 posted...
Cade6669 posted...
Can someone educate me on why someone would buy a Mac over a PC?


Macs are easier to use, they guide you, but are restrictive

PCs are harder to use, don't guide you much, but you can do anything you want.

IMO'

Plus just about everything is compatible with PC. Mac, not so much


lol wut?
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#8Majoras_pantsPosted 9/4/2013 1:28:54 PM
Macs offer simplicity at the cost of functionality. Just like iPhones over Androids.

The problem is, all OSes are pretty simple now. It's not really needed.

Macbooks do have really nice build quality though. I have a macbook pro and I just installed Windows 7 on it.
#9DragnfyrPosted 9/4/2013 1:32:14 PM
MacBooks are excellent choices for college students or other people who need an ultraportable laptop.
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#10gsf4lyfePosted 9/4/2013 1:37:54 PM
Macbook Airs are amazing compared to other laptops of similar price in the same class.
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