rinkrat19 wrote:AlwaysLurking wrote:long time pc user currently debating the switch to mac.
I've stuck with pc for so long because i like to lie to myself and pretend I have time for gaming. When I bought my laptop 5 years ago, 1080p and solid graphics cards for under $1000 kept me in the pc camp. Also windows 7 was almost perfect.
Now it seems like everyone is putting out hybrids and windows 8 is annoying, so I'm thinking about switching to mac for that "pure laptop" experience. I hate how overpriced they are in terms of what you actually get under the hood. I also will always associate macs with obscure ports that need a dongle just to connect to anything in the real world. I'm sure that's a pretty outdated stereotype.
I do like the "one stop shop" aspect of the apple experience. As I think someone said earlier, some pc manufacturers have children and monkeys staffing their customer service depts. Also no one except maybe Lenovo comes close to apple's build quality.
Ugh I'm torn...
Why switch now when you're just going to get used to using OSX for three years and then have to re-acclimate to Windows when you start working? The real word (aside from some art/design) uses Windows.
You can have a "real laptop experience," whatever that is, on a PC. Just pay a little more (still less than a mac) and get a nice slick ultrabook with a high-res screen and whatever bells and whistles you want. And standard ports. And downgrade rights to Win 7 if you really can't deal with 8.
I considered switching from OSX to a PC for this reason, but ultimately could not rationalize it. Windows is legitimately a mess right now. Corporations, businesses, and organizations are not using Windows 8 and they certainly aren't going to be using Windows 10 anytime soon. Frankly, a large percentage are still using XP. I don't think any laptop user is at an advantage buying a Windows ultrabook if their goal is to be acclimated to Windows by the time they enter a firm or public interest organization. Because Windows changes practically every week and it will be a hassle to deal with today, tomorrow, and into the indefinite future until MS just admits Windows 7 was the best thing they've made in a while and stops trying to be Google and Apple.