Product Type: Apple laptops
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Once you get a Mac you will NEVER go back.
Apple MacBook Pro MC700B/A
Member Name: Roper15
Apple MacBook Pro MC700B/A
Advantages: Smoothness; Speed; Quality
Disadvantages: Price - very small disadvantage when you weigh up what a mac offers
After using Windows on laptops and desktops for my whole life I was at first deterred to purchase a macbook because of the alien layout and operating system that I would have to get used to. However, once my new macbook arrived I took to it instantly - the ease of using the system coupled with its sleek design were nothing like any window's computer I had used before, and it only got better and better.
Some what are the advantages?
Operating System - The Macbook operating system has run as smoothly from the first day I got it with no information on it to now with over 100gb worth of files - it doesn't falter. The days are gone when I used to be typing up a word document or on my music programs and the typical windows error message would come up - 'this program is not responding' - and if you hadn't previously saved all the work it was now lost. Now the only one program I have on my macbook that does jam occasionally is 'Windows Home Office' - it sort of sums up the situation.
Viruses - A lot say Macbooks are immune from viruses completely, this is not entirely true. Recently there was the Malware that infected a few Macbook computers, but Apple were quick off the mark to release a new system update of Java to stop it. However, true to the statement I have never known anyone ever get a virus on one - they are a lot safer than a windows PC, and no anti virus is required.
Support - One of the best things about owning an Apple device is the very helpful customer service on the phone and the option of taking your whole computer into the Apple store and they will do everything they can to help you if you are having a problem. For example, in the unlikelihood the device breaks, in the very unlikely event the device gains a virus - they will sort you out.
App Store - One of the most simple things for the Mac is the use of the appstore. This, instead of a windows PC, you can download straight to your Mac from the store - no cd's required. Whether it's Logic pro or Photoshop the store has most items for sale for downloads within seconds for you to be using.
Overall, the macbook has relieved the stress that I have had from owning a Windows computer. The days of jamming and losing information have gone. The elegance and sleek design show off the great machine you own. The graphics on the display, the quality of sound produced from the speakers are both MUCH better than top of the range Windows models (I have compared them side-by-side).
The only downfall of the computer is the price tag - at £999 it is not cheap. However, everything in this description doesn't come without a price - it is well worth the price. I had owned windows computers that had gone down with viruses before and had to send them or get computer repair people out to them to wipe them or remove the virus - this costs at least £50 for a callout alone... Now that is one bill you will save from owning one of these. Similarly is the opportunity cost of saving information (no more crashing), the speed (again no more jamming or crashing) and the build quality allowing Apple computers to last for much longer than their counterparts, therefore owning one of these devices only gains more advantages.
Summary: Overall the best purchase of any computer I have ever made - will never go back to Windows
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