why you buy a Mac over a PC

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by clevin, Sep 6, 2006.

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what the most important reason you chose a mac over a pc

  1. OSX

    96 vote(s)
    87.3%
  2. Physical design, ie. Looks

    9 vote(s)
    8.2%
  3. build in Peripherals, isight and wireless card

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  4. brand, the "Apple"

    4 vote(s)
    3.6%
  1. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    I just can't resist the temptation to ask this, please choose most important reason, the one that you think you can not live without.
     
  2. jasterm macrumors newbie

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  3. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I switched simply because of OS X and to pin it down even more, Spotlight. I absolutely hated Windows Search that much. Plus, no more, Spyware, etc or viruses and more importantly, no more having to MAINTAIN it. That was such a waste of my time.
     
  4. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    The hardware/software integration that is only possible when a company has such tight control over the computers from top to bottom.
     
  5. Manzana macrumors 6502a

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    #6
    Os X

    and the ability to run win xp and linux

    i know you can get a pee cee to run os x but it's not the same!
     
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    70% Mac OS X.

    10% Design.

    10% Well tested, fairly uniform hardware which makes the OS run even better.

    10% Price. Not just hardware cost, but total cost of ownership.
     
  7. j26 macrumors 65832

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    Where's the "I was pissed off reinstalling Windows and decided Apple couldn't be worse" option??
     
  8. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    I didn't think I was going to like iSmug, but find myself using it more and more everyday! ;)
     
  9. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    #11

    ditto!

    I'm just an elitist jerk who enjoys looking down his nose at PC users.
     
  10. crazycat macrumors 65816

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    OS X is a much better OS then XP, thats why i use a mac.
     
  11. Lixivial macrumors 6502a

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    OS X, the attention to detail, the developer community and having a long history with using Apple products.
     
  12. kasei macrumors 6502a

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    The first time I saw OS X I was shocked by its simplicity. I went back to my Windows box feeling left out. It took me a while to leave Window and I am so happy I did. I have a house fully of Apple products now and anything running Window other than my Xbox are not allowed in my house.
     
  13. dizastor macrumors 6502a

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    #15
    I came over for Final Cut Pro six years ago after getting completely frustrated with the PC side solution at the time.

    Come for the Pro Apps, stay for the experience™
     
  14. Silentwave macrumors 68000

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    #16
    The glowing apple on the MBP screen.

    loved them since i first saw them on the PB G3s.

    In all honesty though, it was probably 65% OS X, 25% design, 10% value, and another 100% apple :D
     
  15. apachie2k macrumors 6502

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    i like apples...so why not apple computers....nawww j/k actually my family has always used mac since i was reaaaaal young....so yea...i don't think i ever "switched", using windows at school, and at friends' house was awkward to say the least :eek:
     
  16. Shotgun Pete macrumors regular

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    All of the above, I like the look of OS X, the look of the computer, OS X, and all the built in bundled stuff.
     
  17. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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  18. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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  19. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    The stability, security and user friendliness of Mac OSX.
    The integration of Mac OSX with Apple hardware.
    The quality and productivity of Apple Pro Applications.
    Knowing first hand, just how awful someone's computing experience
    can be working in a Windows environment.
    Looking across the desk at my 8 year old G3 that is still working perfectly.
     
  20. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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    i really just meant to figure out the most enjoyable mac features that a PC DOESN'T HAVE,
    I knew you guys didn't buy mac based on one sole reason, i just want to know the most attractive thing about a mac, say, for example,
    "if OSX were to be released for PC", would you buy a pc with OSX?
    or
    "if a pc is designed exactly same look as a mac, (I know it won't, just for an example)" would you buy it?
     
  21. Fotograffiti macrumors member

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  22. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    #24
    I bought a Mac for OS 7! (Still have the install cd's) and I stayed because I have sense...and Apple's OS has always made more sense than M$...:D
     
  23. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    I'll assume you've seen System 7 Today?
     

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