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Go on then! Mac vs PC. Yes or no?

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Theas18 Wed 06-Nov-13 22:16:43

all input appreciated.

I need a laptop for work stuff more than anything.

I have a crappy, though only nearly a year old , toshiba laptop. Hate hate hate windoze 8 with a passion. It'll have to last another 6 months or more ( unless....sneaky.... DD2s little notebook finally dies and she can have it- it'll do her!)

I have had an old ipad since the early days and liked it a lot, though the last 6-12 months it's become obsolete and limited. Still makes a good TV though LOL.

Recent update to ipad air- and I am in lurve!! (I'm an android gal re phones but various work related functions don't work on android!).

Would I be so impressed with a mac laptop? Are they just as intuitive and "bomb proof" the way that the ipad " just works" is a huge appeal (eg air print- no set up/driver malarkey- just hit the button!).

I guess the old "you can run a net work at home with a mix of ac and PC all wanting to communicate with each other" doesn't hold water now? I use PC/ipad/android and they all used rop box/email to each other/share photos etc.

Thanks geek netters!

GwendolineMaryLacey Wed 06-Nov-13 22:20:13

Nope, doesn't hold water at all any more smile

I'm typing this on a 4 year old Macbook Pro. The only issue I've ever had with it was a loose cable to the hard drive. Before this I had a MacBook and two iBooks. All faultless and still going strong.

I would never buy a PC laptop and I've been a Mac user since the early 90s so not a recent convert.

Macbook all the waygrin
I made the switch 5 years ago and would never go back. Only one of my family is now using Windows.
It's takes a week or so to adjust but is so much less hassle!

IAlwaysThought Sat 09-Nov-13 09:57:54

Mac everytime for me. Do you have an iphone?

Kafri Sun 10-Nov-13 09:03:09

Another mac addict here. My home is nigh on the Apple store! Wouldn't even consider PC now!

valiumredhead Sun 10-Nov-13 09:15:07


12thmonkey Tue 12-Nov-13 11:42:25

it sounds like your leaning towards a mac anyways. but for me its Mac all the way. bought my first mac 4 years ago and sooo wish i'd done it sooner.

You can still get Windows 7. Ebuyer have an HP 250 with Win 7 preinstalled and Win 8 disk at £450 (£350 after cashback).

TwelveLeggedWalk Tue 12-Nov-13 13:10:13

If you need another reason to go Mac - no sodding Norton Anti-virus.

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