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Old Dec 6, 2012, 01:26 AM   #1
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Switched to Mac now my thoughts

Ok so I switched to Mac a few months back after a lifetime of windows use and here is my honest take of Mac. I went with a refurb 27 inch with a 3.4 i7 1 tb 20 gb of ram, and 1 gb video. Was nice to be able to easily upgrade the ram big plus. I love the screen it is a beauty. The keyboard is pretty lame but looks nice. The magic mouse is decent but wish I went with trackpad now.

As for osx it is nicely laid out yet pretty confusing to learn. Files seem to go into the abyss and I can't find a lot of files. I hate how pictures get saved to iPhoto I don't want my pictures there it is a weak program that offers nothing good for editing. AppleCare has been hit and miss. Some employees are very helpful and knowledgable yet others get confused if it is anything not in their standard set of questions. When this happens expect to get transferred around aimlessly until you final get a employee who actually knows how osx works. Also irritating how the automated AppleCare asks for your serial number yet not once has it recognized my number, probably called 50 times. I've had final cut crash a few times, along with iMovie. So Mac is not the golden child everyone makes it out to be for reliability my windows system crashed just about as much as osx has. So pretty disappointed there.

Computer started out blazing fast but now has become much slower. Haven't added a lot to it so it isn't hard drive space issue. So do I think it is worth the huge price tag?? Yes and no. Yes for looks, ease of ram upgrade and for final cut program. No for shotty osx reliability, poor AppleCare employees well most anyways are not knowledgable, and for pretty but not very functional keyboard. Also any further upgrade like HDD is a pretty risky upgrade but knew that to begin with. So all in all if I had to purchase again I would look a lot closer at a pc option with windows 7, wish I would of looked a little harder at new pc options. I'm still not sold on osx maybe my view will change. But so far wasn't the flawless machine people talk it up to be. Yes it is nice but has its problems and the problems seem to be the same as what I had with windows. So if you are new be sure to weigh your options well because Mac isn't the machine I was hoping for. Especially for $2000.

Just my thoughts anyone else recently switch what do you think?
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