Making the switch from a PC.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ICON5o2, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. ICON5o2 macrumors regular


    Mar 10, 2011
    Just got hit with the Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.Gen virus. From what I've heard it's pretty serious. Yes I've heard Macs can viruses also but not like PC's.

    Should I look into a MBP or MBA?
  2. Kavier macrumors 6502a


    Feb 1, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    I have a MBP, and I love it. I chose it over the Air b/c it has more power and storage as well as a larger screen and hi res display option. It really depends on your needs though. I would make a list if the things you'd like in your laptop and then see which one best fits your needs.
  3. LeandrodaFL macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
    I prefer the Air over the Pro, as long as you dont need all that storage in the Pro or the DVD-drive

    I rather have a Mac desktop tough
  4. ICON5o2 thread starter macrumors regular


    Mar 10, 2011
    I recommended my brother and his wife into looking at a MacBook when their PC got attacked by viruses and bit the dust several months ago. They ended up getting a MBP.

    I have iMovie on my iPhone and love it but when my brother showed me a video he did with iMovie on his MBP I was amazed and fell in love.

    I think I'm leaning more towards the MBP mainly because it has a hdd and more storage. Main thing I'll be using it for is normal web browsing and iMovie of course. I'm pretty familiar with iOS but I'm completely new to Mac.

    All I know is I'm never going back to a Windows PC. I can't even seem to find a number to Microsoft to see if there's anything I can do about this horrible virus.

    Apple costumer service is another plus I might add!
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Macs are not immune to malware, but no true viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any since it was released 10 years ago. The only malware in the wild that can affect Mac OS X is a handful of trojans, which can be easily avoided with some basic education, common sense and care in what software you install. Also, Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion have anti-malware protection built in, further reducing the need for 3rd party antivirus apps.
  6. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    From everyone I've known that has owned a MBP and an Air they all say they use the Air much more because of it's portability and speed (the SSD makes it scream). A lot of them do video editing on it too.
  7. Martin29 macrumors 6502


    Nov 25, 2010
    Quimper, France
    I bought an iMac a year ago, and still love using it. It's the first machine I've truly enjoyed using in more years than I care to remember. However, I did hang on to my Windows 7 laptop, probably because I was a little worried the Mac wouldn't do everything I needed.

    Suffice to say that this week I bought myself a MacBook Air 13" and have sold on the Windows laptop. I'm now entirely Mac based and finding things so much easier. The simple fact that without hours of configuration, I can access my files on the iMac from my Air in the next room.. That's what computing was supposed to be about years ago.. Now it's finally here for me!

    One further development.. I went out yesterday and bought my wife the 11" Air too! The only regret is that apparently she needs to buy her own copies of iWork unless she registers the machine in my name, neither of those solutions are ideal, but then I guess we can't have everything.

    Whatever you decide, enjoy your new Mac experience.

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