MacBook - Advantages of getting it rather than PC

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by iBoy111, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. iBoy111 macrumors member

    Aug 2, 2006
    I am gonna buy a MacBook.

    my sis will be using it for work (office:mac) and I will be using it more for media (I do my work on my PC).

    What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a mac rather than a PC?

    Please keep the answers reasonably simple and straight forward.
  2. deepy macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2006
    Macs are very very much less likely to crash (so less chance of losing your work whilst doing it).

    Macs are prettier (both machine and OS) so makes using them more fun and fluffy.

    I'm sure the mac-nuts on here will have a million more reasons.
  3. ITASOR macrumors 601


    Mar 20, 2005
    Oneida, NY
    The advantage is that you can run OS X. There aren't any more advantages.
  4. Shadow macrumors 68000


    Feb 17, 2006
    Keele, United Kingdom
    Theres quite literally, loads (mine are just a few)
    - Macs don't crash
    - Macs don't get viruses/spyware/malware/ect
    - They look really good
    - Can run practically any OS on the planet (new Macs with Intel chips can anyway)
    - OS X is b-e-a-utifulllll to use#
    - No drivers
    - It just works (unless yours is DOA, which is very unlikley)

    As I said, they are just for starters...
  5. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    how about the nice media features?......and it'll come with a built in isight and photobooth...comes with iLife '06 (great)

    and can also run windows

    it's like a mac and pc in one
  6. FFTT macrumors 68030


    Apr 17, 2004
    A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
    You're buying one MacBook for two people.

    My crystal ball says you'll soon be buying another MacBook!!!!! ;)
  7. furious macrumors 65816


    Aug 7, 2006
    it just works

    and keyboard short cuts rock to
  8. blackstone macrumors regular

    Dec 12, 2005
    Washington, DC
    Advantages are (1) that OS X is a great operating system (both functionally and aesthetically), and (2) the integration between software and hardware means that sleep, hibernation ("safe sleep" in Apple-speak), and plugging/unplugging peripherals (including external displays and projectors) works without a hitch -- unlike PC notebooks.

    The main disadvantage is that OS X is very RAM-hungry, particularly when running under Rosetta. Even MS Office under Rosetta will require at least 1 gig of RAM to run smoothly.
  9. piltupso macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2006
    I would have to agree with the advantages mentioned. The only real disadvantage would be if you like to play games after your work is done, but with bootcamp and purchase of a copy of windows that can be taken care of mostly.
  10. skwij macrumors 6502

    Apr 10, 2006
    Belleville, ON, Canada
    While I love my intelmac, I'm surprised by the crashes/kernel panics. In all the years I ran Win in its various incarnations, I NEVER had a crash.

    Hard to believe, I know. But it's true. Then again, most of the ram was taken up with anti V anti spyware, firewall, adware sw and the like.

    That said, I will NOT be reverting to windoze. I'm a mac convert. As the ads say, "It just works".

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