I did it...took the plunge into the world of Mac.
For the longest time, every time I had an issue with my PC and posted my frustration on any social networking site, I'd get a flurry of "Get a Mac!" comments. I'd said "No way, Jose!" for many reasons. I was used to a PC...that's all I knew. No desire to take the time to learn something completely new and foreign. My husband's uncle was our PC guy...he did our maintenance and was the go-to guy for any issues. If I got a Mac, I'd lose him. And lastly, let's be honest, Macs are REALLY expensive, at least for what I'd wanted/needed.
So, fast forward to last week and me, for the umpteenth time, being completely frustrated with my 5 year old laptop. Hubby gave the a-ok to go ahead and get a new computer. Now the big question: stay PC or try a Mac. Hubby leaned toward Mac, which kind of surprised me since it was more expensive. We headed to the mall and the Apple Store to check them out. NOT a good place to be on a Saturday at the biggest mall in our area.
So...we made plans to go back mid-week, mid-day, when we could have some one-on-one time with an Apple person. In the meantime, I did my research, I asked my Twitter friends, I sought advice from a trusted friend who is a Mac fan. By the time we went back to the Apple Store, I was 95% sure I would be walking out with one. I went armed with a notebook sheet of dummy questions. And the Apple guy was so nice and awesome and answered them all without making me feel stupid. I think that's what sold me right there. The people who work at the Apple store are A-MAZE-ING!
The price was most definitely way more than I could have gotten an ample PC for, BUT I did opt for the bigger machine. I wasn't sure I'd be perfectly happy with a 13" screen...I'd been using a 15" for the last 5 years. 2 inches doesn't seem like a lot....but it really is. (So glad I got the 15") And so far everything has been great. Amazing how much faster a brand spanking new computer is!! And I did opt to purchase Microsoft Office for Mac....well worth the extra $150. I just cannot learn a whole new OS AND a new word processing system at the same time!!
So far I am very happy!! How about you? Do you love your computer? Whatcha got?? Would you ever switch??