Why Own a Mac

Posted by David Chism | Sat, Dec 12, 2009

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.

About David Chism

David Chism started his business out of a passion for helping small contracting businesses grow, be more profitable and become better known to their target clients. One lifelong hobby of David is using techie gadgets. So this blog is a place where he writes about technology, marketing ideas, just for fun (humor), personal thoughts on small business and more.


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