This is a question that I get approached about on a weekly, if not daily basis. Would you purchase a Mac or a PC?
I have been a Mac user for years. From an iMac to a Macbook Pro and now sitting at an Ikea desk typing away on my Macbook Air. I am a lover of these machines. I also ONLY carry an iPhone but that is for another discussion.
The reason I use Mac’s is simple. They are better machines. Period.
But the question above really digs deeper than just a simple statement of preference.
Why do you use a windows machine over a Mac? Vice Versa? What do you need one or the other? This is really what it comes down to. Do you use your machine for work and the apps at work only work on a Mac? Are you a designer and the Mac fits your mold better? Are you a hardcore gamer and need the best drivers available for your video card?
All valid questions, but questions that have to be answered by yourself. It is not a question I can answer. I can only help guide you in your decision process.
Mac OS and the Hardware that it is shipped on is unbeatable. The fact that the OS and the hardware are made by the same company and come out of the same front door makes all the difference. Would you rather be dealing with 3rd party software, random drivers, hardware kinks, and more when purchasing a Dell Laptop with an OS that may or may not have been tested on that hardware?
That makes no sense to me, so I chose the 1st option. 2 products meant to work together, going through a QA process at the same place where it all began.
With the above said. I do persuade a good number of folks to the Apple side of things, but not because I am a fanboy, or because I run local Mac centric workshops but more because what I say resounds for a lot of folks.
What do you use? What do you have to say? Is this a valid argument, why, why not?