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prplhze2000
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Are macs really that much better than windows pc’s?
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re: Are macs really that much better than windows pc’s?
I've had three Apple computers in my life, my Apple IIe, my Macbook Air, and I sold that to buy a Macbook Pro. I've only owned Windows desktops and Windows laptops before the Macbook. It's the best computer I've ever owned. Other than battery life, it's the same as the day I bought it.

My work laptop runs Windows 10 and that's really the game changer for previous Windows laptops


Fat Batman
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re: Are macs really that much better than windows pc’s?
Just got a Macbook pro from work. IMO, it sucks massive balls compared to Windows 10. Lucky I didn't get an M1, those guys have it even worse trying to get dev environments up and they only support one monitor. Meanwhile I now have an MSI GS66 sitting idle that absolutely smokes this piece of shite. But policies and all, so what are ya gonna do.


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jmarto1
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re: Are macs really that much better than windows pc’s?
I've used both. Apple makes a great product but the price difference isn't worth it imo


rebel cat
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re: Are macs really that much better than windows pc’s?
Rarely used any of the software on windows. Got a MacBook and will never go back. It's synced with my iPhone, very nice.


TAMU-93
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re: Are macs really that much better than windows pc’s?
MacOS owns 15% of the PC market share. If macOS was better than Windows, more people would use it.


OSoBad
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re: Are macs really that much better than windows pc’s?
M1 MacBook here, love it. It’s all about personal preference to be honest. I have Windows computers as well and dread using them because I think MacOS is so much better. I find macs also tend to outlast Windows machines, Apple controls all the hardware for their machines vs Windows that can be thrown on a $200 Walmart laptop or $6k gaming machine.


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bbap
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re: Are macs really that much better than windows pc’s?
At this point I'd never buy a Mac simply because I can't get text messages on it.


Seems crazy in 2021.


Hopeful Doc
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At this point I'd never buy a Mac simply because I can't get text messages on it.


Seems crazy in 2021.



Well, your reason is no longer actually valid, believe it or not. Texts can be viewed on your desktop. I use it every day.



Disclaimer: I’m pretty OS neutral and enjoy playing with all of them.


bbap
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Well, your reason is no longer actually valid, believe it or not. Texts can be viewed on your desktop. I use it every day.



Good to know. I was under the impression it only worked with iphones. That must be a new improvement.
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Hopeful Doc
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re: Are macs really that much better than windows pc’s?
Nah. I get all my texts pretty reliably.
I bought an m1 mini for fun. The feature worked well enough that I replaced my XPS with a dying battery with a new Air. The phone connect wasn’t bad, but it would hang up/require restart/not connect. It was probably user error. But the ability to see texts and calls on screen in patient rooms (I carry my laptop room to room) + battery as long as any has been nice.

I would probably have been close to as happy otherwise with a surface laptop.


ETA: clarification- if you have an iPhone, you can send text and iMessage from the iMessage app (not only iMessage to other Apple devices). I don’t believe there is any support, first or third party, for using an android phone to do anything particularly useful with OSX
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LSU316
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re: Are macs really that much better than windows pc’s?
Not at all in today's world.


TigerGman
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re: Are macs really that much better than windows pc’s?
If you have an iPhone strongly consider going all in on a Mac. The smooth integration is great.


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Joshjrn
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Are macs really that much better than windows pc’s?


No.

Yes.

It depends on your usage case.

Ask better questions.


prplhze2000
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re: Are macs really that much better than windows pc’s?
Word processing , surfin, and some video editing


Joshjrn
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Word processing , surfin,

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and some video editing


One of these things is not like the other

Without going into a lot of detail, for video editing, a mac laptop will likely be better, and a pc desktop would likely be better. Just depends on how much horsepower you need.


prplhze2000
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re: Are macs really that much better than windows pc’s?
Been using a 17" Asus ROG laptop but its' five years old now.


TigerGman
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Been using a 17" Asus ROG laptop but its' five years old now.


The new M1 Chip Mac Air is smoking fast and is great for video editing.


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bluebarracuda
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re: Are macs really that much better than windows pc’s?
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Without going into a lot of detail, for video editing, a mac laptop will likely be better, and a pc desktop would likely be better. Just depends on how much horsepower you need.



Also depends if you prefer Adobe suite of editing applications or Apple's Apps


TigerMak
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re: Are macs really that much better than windows pc’s?
There’s a guy in my neighborhood that has a PC repair business. A while back I asked him the same question (Mac or Windows). His response was, “If everyone owned a Mac, I’d starve.”


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