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I really don't get it, what is so great about having a Mac?

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So, I've been thinking of buying a Mac, and I used last weekend to finally finish setting up a Hackintosh on my sig PC to try it out before buying, and it's working completely fine.
However, I just don't get what the hype is about?

Maybe it's because I've used it my entire life, but in some aspects, Windows seems easier to use even.
Like, I don't get they don't sort folders first and files secondly, and instead just have everything mixed up. Also, the icons being "unfixed" and having to sort them to fit them on the window everytime I open a new window really is bothersome.

The only area where I could see myself getting something from buying a Mac is on the audio department. I'm used to play guitar with it connected to my PC. Quality seems the same, but latency is very slightly better than Windows. But even that is pretty much insignificant seeing as it's such a slight improvement...

But maybe I'm missing something, so that's why I came here. What do you guys think?
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I personally think Macs are the best when it comes to things that isn't gaming, if I wasn't a gamer I have absolutely no doubt at all that I'd be using a Mac.

I love all the apps you can get that makes getting things done a pleasant experience as everything is very well designed and just how everything works is great, something that Windows can't do for me.

I'm using Windows 8 at the moment and it's not so bad though.
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My rig is a Windows based one and I have a Macbook Air. There isn't anything great in having a Mac actually. I bought the Air because of its design and battery. MAC OS is also pretty great because it integrates seamlessly with my iPhone. So yeah, there isn't anything great. Its just another computer.
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as triple booter.... nothing. Just another way of doing things.

I've noted it isn't to great with mutlimonitor because you have to click the program in screen two just show it's menu will show up in screen 1, then you move your mouse back to screen 1 and then run the menu form the top of the screen.

I wondering f they have a program like ultramon for OSX?
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Originally Posted by chip94 View Post

My rig is a Windows based one and I have a Macbook Air. There isn't anything great in having a Mac actually. I bought the Air because of its design and battery. MAC OS is also pretty great because it integrates seamlessly with my iPhone. So yeah, there isn't anything great. Its just WAY more expensive another computer.

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Originally Posted by chip94 View Post

My rig is a Windows based one and I have a Macbook Air. There isn't anything great in having a Mac actually. I bought the Air because of its design and battery. MAC OS is also pretty great because it integrates seamlessly with my iPhone. So yeah, there isn't anything great. Its just another computer.

 

I'm thinking about getting a air for the same reason. I really like the design and it's not that much more expensive than comparable ultrabooks.

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I want a Air too! biggrin.gif

I'd wait for the Haswell version if I were you guys for obvious reasons.
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I'm thinking about getting a air for the same reason. I really like the design and it's not that much more expensive than comparable ultrabooks.

I am cruising the forums right now on my girls mac book air, and this thing is pretty awesome.
If I had to buy a laptop the air would be my first choice.
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Oh yes, and there's the gaming problem too. Although to be fair, quite a few of the games I have installed on my PC right now do run natively on Mac, just a few that don't.
And WINE... It just isn't working for me, I tried getting Skyrim to run in it but it didn't work.
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I personally think Macs are the best when it comes to things that isn't gaming, if I wasn't a gamer I have absolutely no doubt at all that I'd be using a Mac.

I love all the apps you can get that makes getting things done a pleasant experience as everything is very well designed and just how everything works is great, something that Windows can't do for me.

I'm using Windows 8 at the moment and it's not so bad though.

Hmm, could you give a few examples? I really don't see what would make the experience better on, for example, Photoshop CS6 or Illustrator CS6, or anything else for that matter. I actually think it would be worse on OS X due to the problems I mentioned in my first post.
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I can't really think about any now since I've been using Windows for the past couple of months but give OSX a month or two, I think you'll love it! thumb.gif
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