looking for a new Mac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by piltupso, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. piltupso macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2006
    I am entering the market for a new machine and am thinking of switching to a mac. I am thinking about a Power PC but am holding my breath till August to see if Apple comes out with something with an intel chip, as I am currently a PC user and have a couple of windows apps I can't cut loose. For the last couple of years at work I have been using a 12" G4 powerbook and like what I see but there is always the software issue and of course price. The last Apple I had at home was an Apple III, everyone looks at me like I am crazy when I say that but seriously that was the name I remember it had 128k ram and 2 5.25'' floppy drives. Anyway finally to the point, I am looking for some good reasons to become a "switcher" and by the way I have heard many of the typical PC hater reasons. So what does everyone have to say?
  2. galstaph macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2002
    The Great White North Eh
    osx works
    apple hardware is very well put together
    no viruses
    no adware
    new intel products are really quite nice (even with the few bugs)
    can now dual boot or virtualize windows
    nice designs
  3. piltupso thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2006

    I hadn't heard that about adware, another point for apple. I have heard many places that OSX is better than Windows. Having used windows for awhile now I ask how/why? I agree OSX looks nicer but other than the virus and security issues I don't notice windows being as unstable as it is cracked up to be. I would also ask is OSX really more resistant to security attacks or is it just that the bad guys just spend more time on the os most people have. By the way I am asking these questions because I really want to learn. I don't want to come off as supporting or trying to defend anything. Thanks
  4. avensis087 macrumors member


    Jan 24, 2006
    The Woodlands, TX
    the biggest selling point on every mac that i've owned is that they've all worked! no questions asked, they've been the simplest machines to operate and have given me little/no trouble. not to mention the fact that they're the only computers on the market that you can even THINK about calling sexy...and boy are they beautiful. once you buy one, own one, you'll never accept anything less than perfection that is Macintosh!

  5. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    The mac community is pretty great, too.

    Don't let the price scare you off, you get a pretty high-end model as far as features and included programs. Don't forget to check the promo code thread on this forum for a little help with the money! :p
  6. regre7 macrumors 6502

    Apr 18, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    I've gotta give Mac props for the community. I've never seen a bunch of folks as riled up for Windows as when Jobs steps out to give a keynote (especially when he dropped the interim). And these forums are by far the most friendly and knowledgeable for anything computer related. People even sell and buy stuff through the forums! I wouldn't have trusted anyone in the PC forums I used to frequent like that!
  7. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    That it is! :D

    This is very true. Heck, sometimes you can get a Mac for less than a similarly equipeed PeeCee. :)
  8. piltupso thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2006
    Thanks for the input

    I have been reading quite a bit around MacRumors and would have to agree the community here is really something to be proud of. Thanks for the input and if I can save enough pennies I hope to have a happy switcher story at the end of the summer or whenever the new intel power pc's (or whatever they will be called) come out.
  9. FF_productions macrumors 68030


    Apr 16, 2005
    Mt. Prospect, Illinois
    The intels are already out, the iBook's and the PowerMac's just haven't been transitioned yet...

    Don't think twice about this decision, this OS is stable, I can't believe my dad passed up a Mac a few years ago (Went from a Performa 500 to a HP in 2002)...At least I have a Mac, and I've been enjoying it. For windows, it's always about maintenance, admit it pc users, you spend 60-80 percent of the time fixing or maintaining than doing something productive (I've used a pc for about 4-5 years, so don't call me a Mac Freak or anything).

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