I was just introduced to a new commercial from the series of "Get a MAC" ads and laughed (hard) as usual. The thing that gets me is that they are so true. Alright PC users, bring it on. Try to prove me wrong and say that it is totally not worth the money buying a MAC. Say that Apple only makes a pretty product and a non-functional computer. Well, I'll tell you this, you're wrong!
Once you have used a MAC, there is no going back. I have paid the extra money to have this brand of computer for several reasons. For time's sake, I will list only a few:
1. Reliability: Apple computers are proven to last years longer than the same level PC. There are no viruses (don't tell me there are because I know there are, but it is incredibly unlikely you will ever get one). My iBook G3, which is close to 8 years old, is still in great condition for its hardware and model.
2. Hardware: I paid more for my MAC. I paid a lot more than you paid for your PC. Your PC has "more RAM" and a "faster processor." That's what you think. It's all in the operating system! I could have half the amount of hardware in my MAC than your PC and they will run close to the same speed just because of the amazing hardware that powers such a reliable OS.
3. Security: I know I touched on this above, but it's that important. I have never received a virus on any MAC I have ever owned. Ever! To add to this, none of my friends nor anyone I've read about has ever gotten a virus on their MAC. This is saying something because I can name several friends of mine who have gotten countless viruses on their PC. And please understand me when I say this, I do know that it has been demonstrated that you can give a MAC a virus. It's just as likely as getting struck by lightning.
4. MAC Users Love Their Computer: I love my computer and I could name tons of others who would never think about switching back to the PC world. That alone is saying something. You don't hear PC users saying that. There is something in that.
Like I said, these are just a small handful of reasons why I choose MAC over PC. There are so many more, but this gets the point across. I'd also like to take this time to say I am not apposed to PC's. In fact, I own one in order to run a certain 3D software, but that doesn't negate the fact that my heart lies in Apple. There is so much more I'd love to say on this topic, but I'll keep it brief and maybe post on this in a year. Who knows? For now, I leave you with the new commercial I spoke of at the beginning of this post. Enjoy!