Mac Versus PC
When choosing what kind of computer to get next, will it be a Mac or a PC? This seems to be the question on most people's minds. Although, for some this issue is a no-brainer. For example, my mother has used Apple computers ever since computers became the thing to have at home. Over the years she has changed and upgraded her computer and has never had any issues with her Mac. On the other hand, my father used to share the Apple computer with my mom until he had to buy me my first computer for college. When he did this, he bought me a Gateway computer, which is a PC. Because he liked the way the PC functioned from a business perspective, he wound up buying himself a laptop that was a PC.
One thing to keep in mind is that for a long time, it has been known to many that Apple computers are geared towards those who are more "creatively" inclined while people who own PCs tend to be more business-oriented (I.e. school, work, etc.). Whether this is true or not, I can't say for sure, but one thing is for certain; my mother used her Apple computer primarily for a business that she had started which was a desktop publishing business that required her to come up with all sorts of creative ideas for invitations, diplomas, and books, etc. On the other hand, my dad was a business man, working for Avis at the time and preferred something that was more "down to business" without all of the frills or applications needed for more creative endeavors.
If and when the opportunity arises, I would like to get an Apple laptop. There is something in the way that the two types of computers, Apple versus PC are marketed that make one more visually appealing to a certain type of person over another. I can't quite put my finger on it, but there is something that is definitely more appealing to me whenever I look at the Mac laptops versus a regular PC. From the way things are displayed to the picture quality and, yes, the applications- it has a totally different appeal than a PC laptop.
When you are trying to decide on which computer is best for you, however, don't make the mistake of buying something simply based on how it looks. Rather, you need to take everything into account. Questions that you should be asking the sales person should include topics such as overall performance, battery life, sound quality, picture resolution, additional equipment that would need to be purchased and susceptibility to viruses for starters. Also, with technology changing and advancing as quickly as it has, you may want to reconsider spending a ton of money on a computer that you may wind up trading in soon before you know it. Personally, I have had my desktop computer now for the last five or so years. It was struck by lighting once, which caused me to have to replace the CPU, and now it doesn't function as well (if at all, depending on the day) which is making me think about other computers. However, if you work for a company that allows you to have a computer to take home (like I do), then you may not need to think about Macs versus PCs at all!