Why did you choose a Mac over a Windows or Linux PC?
So, lets hear peoples reasons for choosing their mac over their Windows or Linux box
1. Best in class hardware, using my Mac Air is always like picking up a piece of art. The only other brand I have felt this way about was a few of the Asus machines.
2. Amazing battery life. My old windows laptop before I bought my 2013 MBA was an Asus U35jc, rated for 10 hour battery life, usually got 6, that was pretty damn good. The new MBA with 12 hours, which usually I get 9 is extremely convenient, and made my final decision.
3. An OS without an identity crisis. I used to be a Windows fanboy, after having issues with blue screens on W7 due to driver issues, even though everything was updated. I upgraded to W8 and after a year of using Windows 8 beta and final, I still detested it's frankenstein method of having two OS's attempting to be one, I could have downgraded to W7 or installed Classic shell, but why when it is apparent that the desktop is being forgotten by MS, even the icons are still from Vista. I decided to try OSX, which I had not used since OS9.
4. Resale value. I like to keep my tech updated fairly regularly, every 2 years or so, it annoyed the hell out of me that my $900 windows laptop that was 18months old had a value of ~$400, while Macs of the same age, that originally cost $1200, were still managing $900 a piece. Thats a $200 depreciation difference. Huge.
What are your reasons?
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