I'm comfortable with PC, Should I buy a Mac?

over 8 years ago from Surjith S M, Freelance Web Designer

  • Abhishek SureshAbhishek Suresh, over 8 years ago (edited over 8 years ago )

    Funny. A lot of them say how their productivity got a super-mega-ultra boost after they moved to mac. Productivity depends on the person and how the OS is used and not the OS alone.

    I was in the same position as you are. I currently use both Mac and PC but I tend to remain on the PC more mainly because I have the knowledge to break a particular something and fix it. With mac, I don't have that level of freedom. Work wise, most of my clients use PC so my workflow is automatically on it. I design/code my experimental apps and stuff on the Mac. If you want to build ios apps. Mac is a must. (I find Virtual machine / iATKOS quite 'meh'.) The other reason is gaming, I prefer to game on PC. I don't have data to show you why, but gaming on mac doesn't feel right as the PC.

    What made me buy one? - Getting a mac was an "ooh-aah" those days, so I wanted to show off. - I didn't want to be inexperienced with Mac. (I didn't want to search for butterflies when my friends go gaga about their new yosemite update.) - Its MUCH better looking than windows 8. The UI and UX is inspiring, intuitive and beautiful. (AND Retina Display.) - There are a lot of niceties and "better working" apps which the PC doesn't have. - iOS app building

    Taboos: - Mac has a decent task manager - Activity monitor. - Macs crash too. - I haven't seen a BSOD on my PC for ages - Windows 8.1 may not look good, but when you get used to it, its quite good. - PCs last long too. My old PC is 14 years and it still works. (It has all my DOS games. Mortal Kombat 3 anyone? :D)

    I would recommend a macbook air as a good to have. You can do decent amount of code and design. It has good battery life and its a good travel companion.

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    TL;DR Answer: Buy it. Experience the best of both worlds. Switch if you are comfortable. I prefer the PC.

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