Last week Your Humble Blogger bought a MacBook.
The decision to buy the Mac over the PC was not an easy one. I spent a few weeks doing research before finally making the decision. The question wasn’t whether the Mac was a good laptop. It was. The question was ‘is the Mac worth the extra cost?’
And the extra cost is substantial for a poor writer such as myself (see donation button below).
Ask that question – is the Mac worth the extra cost – on Facebook or Twitter (which I did) and Apple People (henceforth called APs) will tell you (over and over – and often in CAPS) that it is.
Though they weren’t always able to tell me why.
But it boiled down to my old PC. I bought my Dell a few years back (I wrote all of my novel, Shirts and Skins, on it) and have had problems quite quickly. My battery burnt out after a year (that always happens with the Dell Inspiron, I was told). The replacement battery burnt out as well and I refused to buy a third. I also had problems with slow virus protection on older Dells as well.
And of course there was the cerulean screen of death that kept me from using the laptop for a few months last year.
I came to really dislike my Dell laptop.
So I bought a Mac.
I was on the fence for a while but after Your Humble Blogger received a rather nice royalty cheque for Shirts and Skins … well he decided to fork out the extra cash and and give Apple a try.
It would be, after all, what I will finish my second novel on.
Will I become an AP now?
So tell me. Are you are a PC or a Mac,? Which do you prefer? Do you think I wasted my money or was it a good move?
Jeffrey, The Gay Groom