Is Apple Really Worth the Cost? Meh...Maybe?
I have owned an Apple for most of my life, so I am a little biased when it comes to computers. My friends swear by PC and I swear by Apple, but with the improvements of technology I am starting to wonder if Apple is really the better product. The main reason I bought the MacBook Air was because Apple's don't really get many viruses compared to PCs. It is true, I haven't installed any anti virus software on my MacBook, which I've had for 2 years, and I have yet to have a virus. My laptop hardly ever "freezes" up, which is great compared to other laptops that are not Apple made. But as far as functionality and compatibility, this laptop falls short. There are many programs I cannot use because of the operating system. While it is only a minor inconvenience, it still is sometimes an inconvenience. Then, there is the price. The Mac Book is double the price of a decent computer. There is limited to no support for the MacBook. Who works on Apple computers these days? If you want support, you will have to go in to the Apple store and pay an arm and another leg to get it fixed. So far I have not had any issues, but I dread the day that my Apple needs fixing. Yes, the Mac Book is cool, but it does lack many features. Something as simple as hooking up your laptop to the TV requires a special cord for Apple specific computers, compared to a regular cord for other laptops. Next time I'll probably save my money and buy a PC. Also, the battery life sucks. Mine goes for 4 hours before dying.