I was recently in the market for a new laptop after having a MacBook for years, I opted for a PC. Your first question might be, why?!?
I understand the question, because if you ask the people who know about such things what laptop you should buy, you’ll repeatedly hear the answer “a MacBook Pro.”
And with good reason. It routinely comes at the top of the best laptops to own, one with which you can do anything and everything.
You can do work, play games, create whatever your heart desires, and do it all at speed, too. But it’s not all fun and games, like every product, there are downsides to purchasing this computer too.
Read on to learn about some of the things to consider before investing in your next computer.
You’ll Pay For It
The single biggest gripe that people have with the MacBook Pro or Apple products in general. You’re going to pay for the privilege of owning one. Because it has the Apple logo, you can expect to pay significantly more for this product than you would for every other laptop manufacturer.
But there’s a silver lining to this issue: they hold their value phenomenally well. So while you’ll pay big bucks to buy the product, you’ll be able to demand big bucks (though of course slightly less) when it comes to selling. That’s something that you won’t get with other laptops, which lose their value much quicker.
Apple is well, Apple
It’s not hard to see the appeal of buying a MacBook Pro, especially if you’ve so far only been using Windows-based computers. But there’s something that you’ll want to keep in mind: you won’t just be buying a MacBook Pro. You’ll also buy an iPhone, iWatch, and any other Apple releases. Of course, you’re not compelled to. But Apple products are designed to work in conjunction with each other, so it’s unthinkable that you’d buy a Macbook and then turn around and buy an Android phone. It’s just not going to happen. You’re going to be caught in a loop of forever buying Apple products, which admittedly is no bad thing if you can afford it.
Breaking In Period
People seem to think that once you’ve got a Macbook, then all your tech-related issues are over. This is not true. Apple is not a perfect company. When they released a new OS, there are always teething problems, which might have you looking back at your Windows laptop with loving eyes.
You can click here to solve the latest issues, but it might be a problem the next time a new one is released. The good news is that the issues are usually resolved relatively quickly.
The biggest gripe that people have with Apple products is that they can’t be modified in any way. You have to take Apple’s path, not your own! And this means that maintenance can be quite frustrating. If there’s an issue, or if something breaks, you don’t have the free market to turn to. You can only go with Apple’s expensive replacements.
So there are some issues with owning a Macbook. But remember, for the most part, they’re fantastic machines - indeed the biggest problem you might have is that you’ll never return to Windows!
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