10 reasons a MacBook Pro is better than a PC laptop

April 6, 2008

10 reasons a MacBook Pro is better than a PC laptop A MacBook Pro is a larger out of pocket expense than say, an average Dell laptop but I say you get more bang for your buck in a MacBook Pro than you would in your average $1,300 Dell laptop. 

1.  Let’s start with long battery life.  A MacBook Pro comes out of the box with something in the area of 5 and a half hours of battery life if you’re just browsing the web and using office applications.  That’s no small feat considering it’s current 2.4GHz processor, dedicated nVidia graphics and 200GB+ hard drives.  A MacBook has slightly less battery life with in the area of three and a half to four but it’s still superior to what your average PC at the same price will deliver.

2.  It has an environment-friendly LED display, kudos Apple.  Not only is the LED display better for the environment but it also delivers better brightness levels and battery life, as noted above.  Few others in the PC world offer this; Sony and Dell on some of its XPS laptop models. 

3.  Higher resolution displays.  Apple also had the good sense to deliver higher resolution displays, 1440 x 900 for the 15.4-inch; 1680 x 1050 or 1920 x 1200 for the 17-inch model. 

4.  The display has an ambient light sensor to adjust to varying lighting conditions.  Some users have found this annoying due to hand positions on the keyboard and position of the light sensor.  It depends on user preference and can be turned off which I think is what most prefer.  Leaving it on may lead to an annoying “flicker” effect as it tries to adjust when your hands wave over the sensor.

5.  Mac OSX; this applies to all Macs.  I won’t tout the security as much as Apple does.  But despite the recent hacking contest, OSX isn’t prone to Windows viruses or spyware but it can transmit them to your PC-owning friends so anti-virus is necessary, if only to protect your friends from yourself, ClamXav is a nice (and free) choice.  Make sure to also enable the firewall’s “stealth mode” and application blocking.

6.  Design.  The MacBook Pro is all aluminum and weighs 5.4lbs for the 15.4-inch models.  It’s pretty and thought goes into the packaging, there’s little set up or preparation required after you open the box; how many PCs can you say that of?

7.  Set Up.  Power on, enter your account information, email but if you already have a registered account with Apple (iTunes or other) your information will be filled in automatically, there are no annoying trial software pop-ups, except for the .MAC account and as soon as your done with that, Mac OSX is ready to get things done!  Setting up many PCs over the years, it’s the same laborious 10 to 15 minute process over and over, Mac OSX was up and running in under three.

8.  Magnetic latch/power connectors.  This should be self explanatory, the lid of the laptop and power connector and secured by magnets, though the lid still has a release catch on it (unlike the MacBook which does not).  Trip over the power cord and the theory is that it will pop out of the laptop without pulling it off the table; I’m not prepared to test this theory.

9.  iLife.  How many PCs include the full versions of useful software out of the box (unless you expressly paid for it), none.  But, Apple includes iLife with every single Mac purchased.  ILife includes iPhoto, iMovie, the .MAC gallery, GarageBand, iWeb and iDVD.  Now, Microsoft has tried to include similar applications with Vista but I’m afraid it’s version of DVD maker and Photo Gallery don’t hold a candle to what Apple has accomplished, nice try though but fail.

10.  Backlit keyboard.  The keyboard is backlit with white LEDs; when ambient lighting falls below a certain level, the keyboard backlights come on so it works without any user interaction, like a lot of things Apple and Mac, “it just works.”

Some things, such as longer-life batteries can be purchased extra with a PC laptop but it’s “extra.”  Since you pay a “premium” for a MacBook Pro, it’s already included and you don’t need to buy anything extra, pretty much everything you need and nothing you don’t is in the box.

I’m sure these reasons have been stated before, on other sites, at other times but it never hurts to remind the PC users of their inferior purchase.

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42 Responses to “10 reasons a MacBook Pro is better than a PC laptop”

  1. Jason:

    I’d agree with all of them except for #3. There’s a point where higher resolution (built-in panels) become a liability to both performance as well as usabilty-wise.

    There’s nothing stopping you from running a higher resolution to a connected monitor if you feel like taxing your notebook’s GPU.

    In my experience the 13.3″ screen is the perfect balance; it offers a taste of HD without taxing your eyes and burdening you with weight.

  2. Smegma:

    5 and a half hour battery life? Interesting, with light usage mine is just around 4. And the latch is mechanical, the magnet just pulls the hooks out to lock the cover mechanically. Stop sucking Jobs’ dick with this clueless crap.

  3. Daniel (Palluxo! Editor):

    Highly biased post.
    You haven’t made any direct comparison to Dell.
    All this propaganda about Dell selling “junk PC’s” is just a nasty disinformation.

    I love Apple, but please, take a look at Apple Defects website to learn about the ugly side of Apple. Let’s be more respectful toward both companies. No need to dis Dell.

    Just my two cents.

    Daniel
    http://www.palluxo.com

  4. Daniel (Palluxo! Editor):

    Highly biased post.
    You haven’t made any direct comparison to Dell.
    All this propaganda about Dell selling “junk PC’s” is just a nasty disinformation.

    I love Apple, but please, take a look at Apple Defects website to learn about an ugly side of Apple. Let’s be more respectful toward both companies. No need to dis Dell.

    Just my two cents.

    Daniel
    http://www.palluxo.com

  5. Viviana Wong:

    I am surprised that you forgot the most important addition to the new MacBook Pro. That is the multi-touch trackpad. Once you have used it, it is very hard to do without it. It just takes care of the mouse for good.

  6. TallUki:

    First of all – to Daniel of palluxo.com, my respect goes to you, thank you for the fair comment!

    Second thing – I like Apple’s innovative designs but they always be known for MP3 players and iPhones and a niche PC maker.
    Dell is the leading PC and server manufacturer, also the Ubuntu is taking over the world as the most secure system. Join in!

    http://www.dell.com/open/

  7. sydwaz8:

    Yes because we all know that a light up keyboard, and a neat little touch pad are the determining factor when people purchase laptops.

    I personally will take my $700 gateway with Intel Core 2 processor, 3 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, and wireless N out of the box any day over a $2500 Mac.

    I have vista, and any tech worth his salt is more than capable of configuring this little beauty to run like a champ in a couple of minutes.

    As for the packaged iLife software. Thats great if your laptop is just a toy, but I like mine to be able to play all my games, burn CD\DVD’s, use an unlimited amount of third party software, and still be able to work in my office environment.

    Does Active Directory ring a bell to you macboys? Probably not seeing as how a mac is spotty at best when it comes down to accessing, and integrating to an enterprise environment.

    Oh yeah, and the only reason it “just works” is because the people that have them don’t know how to run one anyway.

  8. Ken:

    Apple makes nice laptops, but you can find many nice laptops with other companies. I have access to lots of nice software running Linux.

    Much of what he is bragging about is akin to the make-up light on your cars sun-visors. Occasionally useful, but more of a “hey, check this out” feature.

    sydwaz8:

    Vista sucks. Period. Congratulations on getting it running in 3 gig (pretty weird total) of RAM. Microsoft fanboys are just as annoying as Macheads. And having an emachine rig isn’t brag worthy.

  9. wotaboutcastro:

    Um, 3 Gb is NOT a weird total. That happes to be the maximum amount of memory the 32-bit operating system can address. No need to go above that unless you are running a 64-bit OS. Research before you comment.

  10. wotaboutcastro:

    Um, 3 Gb is NOT a weird total. That happens to be the maximum amount of memory the 32-bit operating system can address. No need to go above that unless you are running a 64-bit OS. Research before you comment.

  11. MeandmyMac:

    sydwaz8:

    I have vista, and any tech worth his salt is more than capable of configuring this little beauty to run like a champ in a couple of minutes.

    What if you are not any tech worth his salt but your average non techie consumer that buys a pc and wants it to, out of the box, no tweaking, just work?

    My neighbor got a new HP laptop over Christmas with 4GB RAM and Vista Home Premium and boy was it dog tired slow. Granted it might have been all the trial software bloat slowing it up, and when I commented to her about it’s speed she said she would have to take it to her brother and have him clean it up for her. That issue, more than anything, is something Microsoft needs to address for its comsumer base, make the OS be average person friendly so they won’t have to worry about being an “any tech worth his salt” type of person.

  12. JackJack:

    sydwaz8, I don’t know why you PC fans keep on saying that Macs are just toys. Any one of the following alone should at least somewhat counter your argument.

    Flip 3D is more involved and pretty than Exposé, but it takes longer than Exposé to choose the window you want.

    Aero makes Vista run much more slowly and isn’t needed for work.

    You complain that a Mac is a toy, then you say you want a PC for games. Well there are plenty of advanced games for Mac first of all, and second of all iLife is for photo organizing and editing, dvd making, website making, and useful stuff like that. Then you want to get on with your office work. Well, last I checked Vista doesn’t include Office either, and you can get both Office and iWork for Mac. Difference? iWork lets you get your work done faster.

    I’m sick of these idiots who just toe the PC line and don’t even think about how they really work better than PCs. Pretty much everybody who uses Macs have used PCs, but most people who use PCs have never used Mac or Linux. Who do you think will give a better opinion?

  13. Ken:

    “Um, 3 Gb is NOT a weird total. That happens to be the maximum amount of memory the 32-bit operating system can address. No need to go above that unless you are running a 64-bit OS. Research before you comment.”

    It’s actually 4 gig for 32bit. Running pairs for dual channel is the most common configuration. for better performance, which is why 2 and 4 gig, or 1 gig with 2 512 meg simms are common.

    Here let me help you:

    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366778.aspx

  14. the bard:

    Macbook Pro are the most overpriced rubbish you’re likely to ever buy – FOR MORE THAN 10 REASONS WHY THEY ARE NOT BETTER THAN A P.C. see http://www.appledefects.com/wiki/index.php?title=MacBook_Pro

  15. jade:

    Interesting, my Dell XPS lasted less than 2 hours while my daughter’s MacBook just keep on ticking well over 4 hours. She had been using hers before I started and we were working the same applications, in fact, she was using a couple of others I was not. I am thinking about switching to MacBook Pro. I worry about the business side of it, like spreadsheet and database applications, just because I have always used PCs.

  16. klang:

    I recently bought a MacBook Pro after being a PC user all my life. I bought it for the reasons you mentioned in your article. You know what, I am very disappointed with it. I used it for only 3 weeks and bang bang, it would not power up anymore no matter what I do. Now I have to take it to a service center to have it fixed. In all my life with any PC (even the cheaper ones) I have never encountered this kind of shocking problem. I am totally put off with all Apple products. Looks like they like to rush things into the market just to make a sale.

  17. Russell Garrett:

    I’ll support what you say to a certain point, I’d would rather use the Tiger over any version of Windows.

    However, I’d rather use Linux over anything, and buying a cheap machine and installing Linux on it gives me a nice little speed demon which is perfect for everything that I’m going to use it for. I’m not a hardcore PC gamer, I’m a Wii man myself, so any PC games (little bit of WOW, HL2, BF2 and CSS) I want to run I can run using wine.

  18. auramac:

    I am a technology Support Specialist for a local school district with thousands of computers, half of them Macs. Vista is the new “Me.” The tech support required for PC’s is 3 to 1 compared to that for Macs. The virus and spyware issues alone are maddening and counter-productive on PC’s, Dell’s tech support is horrendous and their products- well, you get what you pay for. Never forget that- with Lennova, and especially Apple, you get more, And in terms of innovation as well as user-friendliness- if you don’t choose Apple you’re either stubborn or clueless. Or both.

  19. auramac:

    I am a technology Support Specialist for a local school district with thousands of computers, half of them Macs. Vista is the new “Me.” The tech support required for PC’s is 3 to 1 compared to that for Macs. The virus and spyware issues alone are maddening and counter-productive on PC’s, Dell’s tech support is horrendous and their products- well, you get what you pay for. Never forget that- with Lennovo, and especially Apple, you get more, And in terms of innovation as well as user-friendliness- if you don’t choose Apple you’re either stubborn or clueless. Or both.

  20. Dave:

    Jesus, everyone is so strongly sided with either the tried and tested, or the underdog.

    Windows don’t make laptops (which is what this thread is originally for), so really this is a dumb comparison.
    If you want to compare Apple laptops to all other laptops ever made, Apple looses everytime.

    Do you want a small laptop? Get a tiny Vaio.

    Do you want a powerfull laptop? Get a Alienware.

    Do you want power and convenience for a good
    price? Get a Dell.

    There is no solid market for Apple hardware alone – which is why it’s illegal to install an Apple OS on a non-apple approved hardware (EULA).
    Apple’s marketing team knows that if you can get the software without the hardware, no one would dig deep in there pockets for a Mac Book.

    So really, this isn’t “is a Mac Book (Pro) better than all other laptops” article, it’s ” Isn’t OSX nicer than Windows!” article.

    And i am *sooooo* fed up of this. I get asked this at home, at work, and uni, and obviously everyone’s on about it online…

    Apple is not a better OS. It is simply an OS that caters for a different type of persons needs.

    I run FreeBSD on my servers, Gentoo on my games PC, Windows/Slaxware on my laptop, and i can sympathise with Mac – once in a while it’s just nice not to have to configure shit. Not to have to worry how to make something compatible with something else. Not to have to deal with endless updates and patches.

    So Apple strips you of immediate functionality, for a cleaner, simpler user interface. That’s all.

    Is that better or worse that Windows?

    Well, sure enough if you know where to look you can retreive that functionality, but it is exponentially harder to master Unix than it is to master Windows.

    So basically, Mac OS does have a place on the market – for people who just don’t need any more shit blocking them from checking there e-mail and writing there blog. Or editing some images for a christmas card there making.

    But you want to do some serious stuff… like play fully-featured decent games, or work with the BEST applications the industry is offering – you use Windows. Why would someone make a program for Mac before making it for windows – EVERYONE has windows!!

    Now, of course, if you want to be cutting-edge you use Linux, but no one wants to be a developer if they can avoid it.

    So to sum up – Why is Mac better than Windows?

    Answer – Get the hell away from my you simpleminded metrosextual starbucks loving hippy.

    It’s not a religion. It’s just a different User Interface to the same pissing webpages.
    Stop with the fucking crusade already.

  21. Velorien:

    Why are Dell notebooks better than MacBook Pro notebooks? Why, I don’t see Rodney McKay hacking Wraith bioships and Ancient technology with a f’in MacBook Pro, suck on that Steve Jobs :)))

  22. Mike:

    No but I do see Barak Obama with an iMac and iPhone. Damn…it’s time for change isn’t it.

  23. Paul:

    1) loads of windows laptops have euqal bettery life to that, especially for that rediculas price, and linux has the capability to make the battery last even longer

    2) oh good god, youre scraping the barrel a bit there, i dont think youll find anyone who actually cares

    3) wow, a light sensor, so that you dont have to press one button, mac is the reason america is fat

    4) (See 2)

    5) OSX is a down point, not a good thing, its a little kids version of Linux

    6) Erm, all of them, they all come prepaired, all you do is type in your name and things like that, even Linux is doing this now. And fyi, aliminium is the balser wood of the metal world, looks nice, but its cheap and weak.

    7) Its not really that simple is it, lets be honest, there are still some very common types of mail client that dont work with macs

    8) Fair enough on the power cable, a good idea until the magnet’s power fades and the power cable falls out every time you move it.

    9) iLife = expensive and pointless. ok you get it for free when you first buy it, but what when you need to upgrade, oh whats that £70?? screw that! Windows has a much simpler set up for free that never need to be upgraded

    10) wow, £1000+ for some fricking lights, my money was well spent.
    ____

    All in all macs are over rated and probably the most over priced thing i have ever seen.
    (btw, i am not a linux fan, i am just aware that it is better than mac)

  24. Ted:

    This article summarizes some key points but it seems a bit biased.

    First off, I’ve been a PC user for most of my life. We had an Apple Classic when I was 12-ish (35 now) and it was a great machine for word processing, spreadsheets and games. Fast forward to me as an adult with two small boys – and we’ve only had PC’s in our household (HP desktops, 3-4 dell laptops in the span of 6 years etc…etc.) and they always required a bit of user intelligence to keep them up and running. Now, I don’t have a CIS background but, if you’ve spent enough time on the phone with Dell and HP’s support groups to know enough about troubleshooting and fixing your PC.

    Like everyone else who grew up on PC’s, I resisted getting a Mac. Deep down inside of me, I just couldn’t stomach the idea of getting another PC and spending countless hours trying to troubleshoot all the same issues that seem to come up with my other PC’s. If it’s not a virus issue, it’s a performance issue….or something else. It just always seems like after the year of owning a PC, it just starts to run like crap – and then we have to clear off the hard drive or run a disk defrag program…or something else. It’s always something with Window’s or we’re missing some drivers or something else. Argggghhhh!!!!

    Two years ago, we got our first Mac (iMac 24”) and we couldn’t be happier. I’m a firm believer that there’s strong consumer value in getting the hardware, the O/S and the apps (iLife, iWork etc) from the same company in one nicely integrated package. Yeah, Apple’s not a perfect company and they do some things that erk me a bit (like having to pay $70 for upgraded versions of OS X – which is just an optional expense). But I can’t fault them for trying to make a buck or two.

    Here’s my particular usecase with our iMac: I’ve always wanted to edit our home movies with my PC. Sounds simple – right? Wrong…not a fun experience on a PC. It turned into a project to just setup a 2 year old PC to do this – after spending countless hours in upgrading the memory, researching editing software (Pinnacle etc) then finding the right conversion hardware. Long story short: After spending $200+, I just couldn’t get it to work on any of my PC’s. Now, with iMovie and iDVD (came for free) I was able to dump our DV footage (via firewire) onto our iMac, edit the footage, add music, titles, fades and it was all VERY intuitive and SIMPLE. Your mileage my vary but, my point is that this is a very difficult task (IMHO) in the PC world.

    One of the things that I keep telling my PC friends is: My iMac will boot up in about 60 seconds. I’ve yet to own a PC (personal or work) that can boot up in less than 3 minutes. (Rhetorical question) Why can’t the PC providers and Microsoft address this?

    We’ve now added a MacBook (for my wife). It took her about two weeks to get used to the UI. The lack of a “right click” on the keyboard/track was the biggest adjustment, but overall, she couldn’t be happier and has proclaimed: “I’m done dealing with another PC!!”

    Side note: I even resisted getting an iPod because I didn’t want to be married to iTunes (even though I used it on my work PC). My wife gave me one for my birthday a few years ago and I asked her to return it and save her money. After our positive experience with the iMac, I went out and bought an iPod Classic (160GB). Again, the integration between the iPod and iTunes is second to none.

    My company (40,000 employees with $14B in revenue in 2008) is starting to see more employees use their MacBooks for work. With the advent of VMware Fusion, we can run our corporate Windows applications (Exchange etc) simultaneously on OS X. Lots of our execs are now using iMacs MacBooks instead of the company-issued Dells. Of course, our IT department isn’t really setup to support this hardware – I’m guessing that will change in the next year. Plus, they way social media has erupted on the corporate scene – I think the apps on Macs are better positioned to leverage those outlets to our customer base.

    In short, I’m fairly convinced that once you go Mac – you’ll never go back [to a PC].

  25. Nabil Khatri:

    What’s funny is that the Mac costs more. So buying “extra” for the PC is still less in price than the Mac. An average good pc costs $400 while a Mac costs $1000. That is $600 more for spending on useless stuff. Extra battery ha! The new Mac took out “uneccecary” features like removing the battery.

  26. King Dingaling:

    Dude your getting a Dell…(unfortunately).
    PCs slow down and just plain suck when they get old, but old macs are quicker and more reliable than any “nice cheap” PC. Just accept the fact.
    I use mac and PC but PC does suck compared to MAC.Just deal with it

  27. Starscream:

    Why dont you deal with a Toshiba Qosmio?
    Out there you can find Laptop PCs in a variety of brands that have more than twice the power of this MacBook pro.

    Spend more on a Notebook and buy something better than this overrated MacBook pro

  28. jayjay:

    found it odd there was no facebook pages for this!

  29. Ed:

    Why are people so dumb?

    Macs = PCs
    PCs = Macs

    The only difference between them is the operating system. One is made by Microsoft, and the other is made by Apple.

    I’m so tired of hearing how one side is better than the other. For goodness sakes, it’s just a computer. To each his/her own! Can’t we all just get along?

    All computers are universal Turing machines; the only caveat of that definition is that an actual universal Turing machines require unlimited resources to operate, but our machines are considered to be big enough to be modified “universal” Turing machines.

  30. Kathy:

    After reading all this shit I am getting a mac. Price be damned, I don’t play games and all I do is research, write, email and would like to make my own movies, etc. I don’t give a rats ass about games and all the other crap out there, so more money, easier, get out of my face.
    Thanks for listening.

  31. Isaac:

    1. My “PC laptop” as you like to refer to it gets eight hours of battery life. And no, I didn’t pay “extra” for that.

    2. Dell offers LED displays for more than their XPS laptops.

    3. Not many people need or want that high of a resolution. And if they really needed to, my monitor can already do that?

    4. I’m a bit confused by this since you’re saying most people prefer it being off, so why mention it?

    5. Right because lots of people love making virus’s for an OS that is about 3% of the market share. Also, I guess you didn’t know that there was a major security vulnerability in the last edition of MacBook Pro’s WiFi driver that allowed people with the proper knowledge to gain access to the machines.

    6. Actually you see, when you buy a laptop or a desktop, usually there isn’t much setup required. Also, when I look at a laptop I’m not looking for it to be “pretty”, I’m looking for it to be functional. And there are plenty of “PC laptops” that look great.

    7. You’re obviously not good at learning from experience because if you had been setting up Windows for years you would probably be able to setup someone’s email in Notes or Outlook in less than a minute like a normal person. Also, most people use an online service like Yahoo! or Gmail so all they have to do is open the browser of their choice.

    8. “And the latch is mechanical, the magnet just pulls the hooks out to lock the cover mechanically.” This is true. And if what you said was true I’d think you’d be willing to test it?

    9. Congratulations, Apple wrote a bunch of mediocre software and gave it to you for free. Except there’s plenty of freeware on Windows to do the same thing.

    10. I don’t need back lighting for my keyboard. Seeing as most people can touch type they won’t need it either since they won’t be looking at their keyboard anyways. Also as for “just working”, it doesn’t. Whenever I use Macs I encounter some problem and can find no support for it.

  32. dumbo:

    I’ll keep my old Dell D600, at least it won’t be slashing my wrist anytime soon!

    http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/computers/macbook-cracks-threaten-to-upset-apple-cart-20090805-e9fj.html?page=2

  33. Semanu:

    I think i totally agree with Dave, lots of people are just making noise ignorantly with this apple product.Infact there are pc’s with the same functionality and even more like Dell and Sony Vaio. To hell with all this bullshit

  34. Peter Cooper:

    The catch 22 in UNIX is a known security plus. With Linux, Unix, OSX you cannot run something unless you have permission and you can’t get permission unless you are given it. Voila minimizing hacking. With Windows, drop an exe, com, bat, dll in the wrong place and boom nightmare. 10 years without a stupid virus
    program on an OSX box and still counting. Of course I don’t go (like an idiot) and run things I don’t know about their source. In a Windows Env. – even as a VM on a MAC I still have to run a stupid virus checker for hours sometimes.

  35. rado:

    So this is it? It does nothing extra that i couldn’t do on regular notebook. Just something looks better, nicer. I don’t see a reason why should i pay more money for that? Sure it makes the image, all apple things are nice and trendy. That’s waht youre paying for.

  36. Steve:

    These points are only valid if you are planning to leave Windows as your PC operating system.

    I bought a PC laptop, declined the EULA, got my Windows Refund, and installed Ubuntu Linux.

    It now runs as fast, as well, and virus-free as any Mac.

  37. pc to mac:

    Im a PC user that has switched to Mac and ive gotta say i can see where laptop and pc fans are coming from, but in my humble opinion,
    macs are easier to use.

    my brothers windows laptop is CONSTANTLY being bombarded by viruses, its clunky to use, i dont think pc\laptop users will understand until you actually USE A MAC.

    im not gonna be a dick and say “it just works” but its easier to navigate around, things just feel like they make more sense.

    on paper theyre probably the same (apple more than likely works out more expensive – you get what you pay for)
    but ultimately its worth it (for me anyway).

    have fun and hello tomorrow,

    goldfish.

  38. xback1 (ps3):

    built in isight and photo booth

  39. Ronald O Carlson:

    Photobooth is worth a couple hour of fus even if you only do yourself…

  40. Edmund:

    “Inferior Purchase”?????

    I don’t agree. Though the Macbook Pro is an excellent computer, something I know from experience, There are countless non-Mac computers which can outperform it. Why is that? Simply because PC’s are the more open-ended computer type. Sure, the Macbook Pro may have a backlit keyboard, good quality display, long-lived batteries, fast processor, ect ect ect, but the simple truth is that for less than 1,100 dollars just about anyone with experience could make a custom PC with these features, or better. I’ve done it. sure, it may be slightly larger, but if you can’t carry anything more than 5.4 pounds, you should probably start lifting weights soon. Macbook Pro is an excellent computer, but anyone with moderate computer experience should be able to make a superior PC.

  41. Was A Windows Fanboy and Became A Mac Fanboy:

    I Use Windows Every Day, and I Was Saying That Windows is Better Than a Mac….. But NOW……
    I Say Mac OS X is Better Than Windows Because When i didn’t know the features of Mac OS’s, I Was saying Oh Who Needs A Mac?

    But When I Tried it It’s The Most Advanced OS In The World!

    Thank You.

  42. im A Pc + Mac:

    i Use Both (windows 7) Mac Os X Snow Leopard Operating systems, they both have their ups and minuses first of all, mac is directed more for entertaitment – games, mac has Steam Store but it only supports few of the modern day Pc hits, i have steam on both machines and Pc has major influence on this category with mac your operations are more fluid and consistent versus the windows, Gaming on windows is big plus, but its because of windows monopoly state on the market, developers are forced to create major titles for windows not for it being a best development platform but because its owns most of the marketplace. Mac on the other hand owns the major marketing for video editing, music editing and all major hollywood studios use macs. Why, because its much more stable envoirment to work on, being more features doesn’t allways mean being more productive, mac has stable platform and therefore is more productive than its Windows Counterpart. Sure Windows can handle Very Good Video Editing Programs Such as Adobe AfterEffects, Sony Vegas etc. But in my own experience editing with mac is more stable. Im not a Mac lover. Mac is more expensive. Is it worth it, for me it is. I use both platforms but for diffrent things, Windows: Gaming, Mac: Video, Music, Photography Linux: Mediacenter server. In the end, these are just my opinions.

    Sincerly: Gamer and Graphics editor: John Clarence

    Being open minded for all platforms Lets you choose on the most suiting OS for you

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