why you buy a Mac over a PC

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

  • OSX

    Votes: 96 87.3%
  • Physical design, ie. Looks

    Votes: 9 8.2%
  • build in Peripherals, isight and wireless card

    Votes: 1 0.9%
  • brand, the "Apple"

    Votes: 4 3.6%

  • Total voters
    110

clevin

macrumors G3
Original poster
Aug 6, 2006
9,095
1
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.
 

QuarterSwede

macrumors G3
Oct 1, 2005
9,166
1,138
Colorado Springs, CO
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.
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

Moderator emeritus
Mar 10, 2004
13,796
165
Bergen, Norway
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.
 

j26

macrumors 68000
Mar 30, 2005
1,505
18
Paddyland
Where's the "I was pissed off reinstalling Windows and decided Apple couldn't be worse" option??
 

kasei

macrumors 6502a
Dec 30, 2003
561
9
Los Angeles, CA
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.
 

dizastor

macrumors 6502a
Dec 27, 2001
617
10
Los Angeles
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™
 

Silentwave

macrumors 68000
May 26, 2006
1,584
0
Gainesville, FL
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
 

apachie2k

macrumors 6502
May 23, 2006
408
5
was NYC...now MIAMI
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:
 

FFTT

macrumors 68030
Apr 17, 2004
2,952
0
A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
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.
 

clevin

macrumors G3
Original poster
Aug 6, 2006
9,095
1
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?
 

srf4real

macrumors 68040
Jul 25, 2006
3,000
26
paradise beach FL
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