I suppose I bought Macbook Pro after Steve Jobs death. Please don’t think it somehow affected my decision. I’m not among those who consider Steve Jobs a great personality. Well, he was great in his field but there are many other great people in different areas who also deserve attention. I bought my macbook after my laptop crashed (it was a problem with HD). I had some amount of money saved and I decided to buy a new laptop. I decided to buy a mac as an alternative to windows.
Here are some of my points which I wrote from a new user’s point of view:
1) Mac has nice design
The design of mac is really great. That’s why it’s a pleasure to work on Mac. It’s a pleasure to carry mac, it’s a pleasure to just take it out of your bag and put to charge. And finally it’s a pleasure to type on mac. I wanted to buy a typewriter and I will buy it some day. But among different types of keyboard I prefer mac. The external and internal design of macintosh computers (cause it’s not only related to my particular macbook but to other products as well) give their users esthetic positive feelings. That’s not only my point but many other people told me such impression.
2) Mac makes you feel superior
Many people use mac and that’s not a luxury thing. But for some people it remains a luxury. Many other laptop models can satisfy users’ needs no worse than macs. But still some people prefer mac due to its status. The whole mac hysteria gives Mac computers superior position comparing to others. Very often this feeling passes into computer owners. Of course it depends from surroundings. If you are among IT people your Mac means nothing, moreover some can even joke at you cause you bought such overpriced thing. But in other groups of people your Mac can make you feel superior both in your imagination and in theirs.
Actually that’s all. I have nothing to add. If I would need to talk about Mac’s disadvantages that would be much longer post. But that’s another story.