So I put this question on my facebook update and received more responses to anything I have every put there…. I guess people feel quite passionately about this. Well at least the Mac users do – as they were the majority who responded - except, that is, my sister–in-law, Kate who is more of a PC girl.
It even caused a bit of a marital dispute between said sister-in-law and my brother who proceeded to debate the pros and cons of each computer right there on my wall. Luckily they decided to take it home with them before it could get too heated!
Thank you anyway to all of you who took the time to vote! Mac wins the day, IF I decide to take your words for it!
I guess the only thing that is steering me towards returning to the PC is the right click feature and the price. I know, I know, I know, you can right click with an external mouse or control clicking… I know. BUT, the price? How can you justify it? Is it really worth that much more money? I have to go with the coolness and aesthetics… I have to trust that there are probably lots of technical and operating system details too, but this is where I get lost.
Sitting in Peet’s Coffee in Harvard Square last Sunday, the cool people had Macs and I must admit I felt a little sorry for the ones who reached in their backpacks and pulled out a Dell. It’s terrible, I admit it, it’s complete unadulterated laptop snobbery.
I guess it’s why I bought a BMW (albeit – a bottom of the range one) rather than a Subaru Outback.
I love my little Mac, I think I have adapted well transitioning from PC to it. I know there are things I used to do at work that I could do better, or quicker on a PC, but that was work… will I ever make Powerpoint presentations again or need to send mass mail merges with images and artwork from outlook? And if so, there’s bound to be a way on the Mac, surely?
Am I talking myself into it?
I think I am. So now, what will it be? Mac Book or IMac…. Oh god.