Top 10 Reasons to Switch to Mac
In recent years, Apple has made some pretty compelling arguments on why people should trade in their old PC and start using a Mac. It wasn’t long ago that only really savvy computer users knew the differences between Mac and PC. Macs were favored by designers, but few general consumers understood the differences. Apple’s “Get a Mac” campaign really “simplified” the differences between Mac and PC by pointing to the pain that PC users experience while using their computers.
Since then, one things clear…Mac are becoming much more popular.
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We wanted to share our favorite reasons for switching to a Mac. There are hundreds of great reasons to make the switch, but we are highlighting ten reasons that have less to do with the technology and everything to do with how you use your computer. We want everyone to fully understand that Macs are great computers and probably suits most people better than a PC.
Check out our top 10 reasons to switch to Mac.
10. Mac’s ecosystem gives you a whole new world to explore.
If you’re considering making the switch to Mac, think outside the computer for a second. Apple has created an ever-expanding universe of intensely productive and incredibly fun tools that let you extend your Mac experience as far as you want to take it. From iPhone to Facetime, the Mac App Store to AirPlay, iTunes to AppleTV, iPad and iCloud – you can just imagine the possibilities. So your first Mac purchase, well that’s just the beginning.
9. Macs mean business like never before.
This list of great reasons to switch to Mac are mostly for individual users. But the great thing about Macs are they work equally well for businesses too. Sure the startup costs may be a bit more, but look at all the time and money you’ll save spending less time and money repairing, protecting, configuring, upgrading, patching and replacing your PCs. And here’s another perk for businesses: a Mac mini with Lion Server ($999) lets you add all the Mac and PC users you want – no per-user licensing fees.
8. Macs run the world’s most advanced operating system.
OS X Lion is the latest upgrade to the tried and true reliability of the Mac OS X system. Most tech reviewers agree this latest OS X progeny will dramatically enhance your computing experience, especially compared to Windows 7. Lion offers a slicker, more intuitive user interface, superior touchpad and multi-touch navigation, more powerful system-wide search, better multimedia and security, and well over 200 other great features. So Microsoft, better luck next time with Windows 8.
7. Macs just look and feel so much cooler.
Apple has art down to a science. Mac delivers cutting edge technology, elegant interfaces, and sexy style all in one machine worthy of a modern art exhibit. Just take a look at Mac’s gorgeous line-up: The feather-weight MacBook Air, the heavy-duty graphics of the MacBook Pro, the all-in-one desktop iMac, the small yet mighty Mac mini and the towering design of the Mac Pro. From fit to finish, every Mac is a work of art that works beautifully.
6. Mac is compatible with just about any PC device.
Hang on to all those peripherals you used with your PC. Chances are they’ll work fine with your new Mac. If there’s a USB, audio cable, or Bluetooth connection on your printer, speakers, digital camera, external hard drive, keyboard, or two-button mouse, you’ve got a keeper. Same goes for that wireless network you’ve already got set up – just a few clicks and you and your Mac are happy surfers.
5. Mac runs Windows and Windows applications.
Need to run your copy of Windows 7 or another Windows-based program? No problem. Mac’s OS X has a built-in system called Boot Camp that allows PC-only applications to run at their native speeds on all Intel-powered Macs. To make switching between Windows and Mac systems even easier, some Mac owners add a virtualization program like Parallels or VMWare Fusion for even more options and greater flexibility.
4. Macs aren’t susceptible to thousands of PC viruses.
If you want to avoid the flu, you get a flu shot. If you want to avoid getting a virus on your Mac, you do – nothing. That’s because Mac’s OS X automatically defends your system against viruses and other malicious malware. There are plenty of other security features, like FileVault 2. It automatically encrypts your data so that it’s always secure – even if it winds up in the wrong hands. Should potential security threats arise, Apple responds fast with software updates you can download and install with a click.
3. Mac’s hardware and software are made for each other.
All Macs, their operating system, and the programs that come pre-installed with them, are built by a ground-breaking company from the ground up. Apple delivers a fully-integrated system where hardware and software are designed together so that they’ll work together – perfectly. Macs are so simple and intuitive, you’ll think your new Mac was made just for you.
2. Moving up to a new Mac has never been easier.
Mac’s OS X makes it simple to move all the important stuff stored on your old PC to your new Mac. Its built-in Windows to Mac migration automatically transfers your files, music, contacts, email accounts, web bookmarks and more. Easy right? If the big switch still makes you nervous, you can purchase an Apple One to One membership. For just $99, an Apple Retail Store specialist will transfer your data for you, train you on the basics, and give you all the support you need for a full year.
1. Mac comes with everything you need to get busy.
Buy a PC with Windows 7, and after you wade through all the useless bloatware, you’ll discover you still need to load on more applications to get even the simplest things done. Right out of the box, a Mac is different. You can send emails, host video chats, manage your schedule, organize contacts, edit and share your photos and movies, download TV shows and music, perform in a virtual rock band – all just minutes after plugging it in.
I’ve never met someone who switched and regretted it!
That’s right. You won’t regret it and I’ve never met someone who had regrets about switching. Try it for yourself and I assure you that you’ll be so happy with your decision. I went through the same thing not too long ago and I’ll use a Mac for the rest of my life.