Most of my clients use PCs for running their companies. Only a small handful use a Mac at home. I hope that getting an Apple computer will be on their New Years resolution for 2010! They are incredible machines. The most common objection I hear from the PC camp about an Apple is, “I know they are good, but they are so much more expensive.” I’m not sure I can agree with that statement having owned many PC computers and now several Apple machines. I have been on the PC side for most of my life. I’ve replaced PC computers many many times. I’ve watched as tens of thousands of dollars have been poured into building, maintaining and fixing my dad’s Microsoft Exchange (PC) servers while working for him.
The typical laptop last about 3 years. As for an Apple Laptop’s lifespan, I have heard over 5 years and going strong. So, if the Apple product last 2x as long or longer but it cost more upfront, what is a better value: the PC or Mac? Apple is not double a PC in most cases. It might be 25% more but not 50%. You can get a small but quality Mac computer for as little as $600. So, if an Apple last two times longer than a PC, isn’t it worth it? How many professional painting contractors preach to their prospects that their painting company is the best! If something is truly better quality and value, why not buy it?
So, this Christmas season, try a mac. You will not be disappointed.