Desktops and Notebooks: Choosing an Apple Macintosh Instead of a Windows PC: 10 Reasons Why

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2011-05-06 Print this article Print
The MacBook Pro Is Second to None

The MacBook Pro Is Second to None

If there is any device that Apple offers that easily overshadows the competition, its the MacBook Pro. That computer ranges in screen size from 13 inches to 17 inches, and delivers some of the best specs in the mobile-computing market, including a nicely capable 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor. Plus, its hard not to notice how well-designed the models are, thanks to their aluminum finish. Simply put, no other competitor can match the MacBook Pro.
The debate over whether consumers and enterprise customers should opt for a Mac or PC has been going on for years. Those on the PC side point to Windows and all the many computer choices available to make their case. Mac lovers say that Apple's computers deliver a more worthwhile experience to customers than Windows-based PCs. There have even been a series of commercials from Apple, known as the "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC ads, to help highlight the differences between the two. Whether Macs are really better than PCs (or vice versa) needs to be decided on an individual basis. But more than ever before, there are good reasons to choose a Mac over a PC. From design and functionality to the software, Macs are offering a greater value proposition to customers than they have in years. Those who opt for one of Apple's boxes over a Windows PC from say, HP or Dell, might just be happy they did. So, whether it's the Mac Pro, the iMac, or the MacBook Pro, choosing a Mac instead of a PC is arguably a better idea today than it ever has been.
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at

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