If you haven’t time to read through Apple’s website, then HardSoft have done it for you, as there are several reasons why Apple thinks you should choose a Mac over a PC. These include:-
Design – not only is the Mac range aesthetically pleasing, it has been designed to be equally reliable and powerful. Software – no Bloatware, so it isn’t susceptible to the thousands of viruses plaguing Windows-based computers. Operating System – The Mac OS X Snow Leopard is incredibly powerful and intuitive, yet simple, which is what is so special about a Mac.
These have been accepted ‘Mac facts’ for many years – the dichotomy was always ‘Apple Mac are beautiful and work, but PC software is cheaper and more readily available’ and as we know from previous experience with Betamax/VHS and HD DVD/BlueRay, the best/cleverest/most powerful choices don’t always shine through, so what can Apple do?
What’s next then? Should you consider an Apple Mac when looking for a new computer, if so where do you start? Here are the basics to help you decided:-
Laptops firstly – the MacBook range has 3 basic models and all have something that a laptop generally lacks, a battery that will work all day!
MacBook – is the cheapest Notebook in the range , with 2-4Gb of RAM – it is probably for the casual /home user and only a 13″ screen Finished in White !.
MacBook Pro – with 8Gb of RAM and a 13,15 or 17 inch screen, Notebook is the most advanced in the range. It is for the serious user who needs it and needs it now.
MacBook Air – a thin and light Notebook, which comes with 2Gb RAM. It is less than an inch thick and ideal for the ‘out and about’ user.
Mac – DESKTOP – range has three ranges
iMac – between 4 and 16Gb of RAM, 21.5 inch and 27 inch screens, and in 3 flavours, you would consider this the all-in-one computer. The iMac is very tidy and stylish, and will suit the average business user, it also comes with a wireless keyboard and mouse , and Bluetooth /wireless networking. Downside is that it is difficult to upgrade.
MacMini – they say beautiful things come in small packages; it has 8Gb of RAM as is not much bigger than your modem. You choose the keyboard and display that suits you best, however be warned once you have added all these options your MacMini may work out more expensive than the iMac
MacPro – the fastest most powerful Mac, with 32Gb of RAM – like the MacMini you choose the peripherals. The MacPro is a highly upgradeable and scalable Mini Tower (without screen) and is designed for professional users or server use. It is easy and cheap to upgrade, however expensive initially.