Im a college freshman going into the spring semester in a week, I need a new laptop due to the one I have is a netbook and have had it since sophomore year in high school. My dad will be buying me the laptop so money is not a problem. I want to get something that will make it through college and after that for my career. Any good laptop is an investment. I have used a MAC ihome when I took summer school the summer before senior year. It was obviously different from using a PC but after playing with it a minutes I got the hang of it.
If you have a MAC why do you like it better than PC? Did you switch from PC to MAC?
If you have a PC have you ever used a MAC? Would you switch to MAC since all the new laptops have the new windows 8 system?
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PC. Here's why...
The future of laptops is rather grim, in that technology is transitioning to a new era of touch screen technology. Windows 8 is symbolic of this transition, as it's best features operate on touch/swipe user input. As for Apple's current OS, they are still lagging behind on laptops and PCs. So if the next laptop you buy is indeed a MAC, you'll lose out on this feature for another 1-2 years. Not only that, Macs are notorious for being impossible to upgrade (in terms of hardware), whereas PCs are generally upgrade friendly.
The second major reason you want to stick with PC is inter-compatibility. Once you buy Apple products and download applications and songs from iTunes, you're stuck using that hardware because of Apple's AAC encoding. If you stick with the Android market and MP3/VBR formats, you're able to access and use all of your media and applications on a plethora of devices. Having that flexibility will pay it's dividends in the future as the Android market (Google Play) expands and more companies come out with great products that destroy Apple's.
Now, I mentioned the Android Market and Apps because this is the particular product I'm recommending. It's called the HP Envy X2 https://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=Jj1tt3TSi68. It's a hybrid ultrabook that snaps onto a fully functioning keyboard. It's basically both a laptop and a tablet, so if you're done typing and being productive, you can remove the tablet and enjoy watching movies and running cool apps (which are from the Google Play store). Of course, Windows 8 makes the whole experience a breeze. If you don't like the HP Envy x2, there are plenty of other more powerful options as well as the Microsoft Surface https://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=7FolCnNeH1M . If you just don't like tablets, there are still many powerful PC laptops featuring touch screen and Windows 8. Just dig around.
Hopefully this sways your decision the right way.