I have been a Mac user since 2002, when the first generation of newly designed iMacs were introduced by Apple. Before that I used Windows on a boxy Dell desktop and a heavy Dell laptop. Today I have an iBook and would never even consider going back to Windows.
First, Macs are just more stylish. People like to be surrounded by beautiful objects and the Mac, in its desktop and laptop configuration, is a beauty.Â Second, I never have to deal with malware, spyware and all other types of horrible-ware that Windows users have to wrestle with everyday. Macs are a big timesaver. Third, Mac software is easier to use, again, a big timesaver for busy entrepreneurs.
If you have a small company or are operating on your own, you have no IT department to call on when Windows starts acting up. Macs are easier to maintain.
But when I try to convince people to switch to the Mac, they say Windows machines are cheaper. That’s the conventional wisdom. But are they really? According to Scot Finnie, in his Computerworld article, Macs are cheaper than PCs with the same features. What makes Macs seem more expensive is that there are not as many mid-price range Macs as PCs. Read Scot’s article and doubt no more.