This is a repost of an article that I published on Tumblr last year.
This is the story that you will hear over and over again by many, many computer users across the web.
I used to be all about the PC. Microsoft had me believing that it was the best solution for all of my computing needs. Sure I had used an iPhone before, and it WAS a great experience. To this day I still claim that my favorite phone that I have used is a jailbroken iPhone 3GS. But surely the experience on a Mac couldn’t be that much better than the PCs that I had used for years. After all, how could 80% of the computing world be wrong? Right? Let me answer that rhetorical question for you: WRONG.
About two months ago I decided to buy an iPad, just to see what all of the hub bub was about. Needless to say, I loved it. It became a mainstay of my internet and entertainment usage. I used it to surf the web, play social games, email, social networking, listen to music and the list goes on.
Three weeks later I decided to move on from my beloved Google Nexus One and move on to an iPhone 4. The iPhone is great, always has been, but don’t get me wrong, I still love Android and all that it has to offer. I do like that it just works. There is very little crashing of apps and with less user maintenance than Android I get the same results.
My transformation became complete when I tried to sync my new iPhone to my Asus laptop. While many, many people sync their iPhones to iTunes via a PC and have no problems; I had nothing but problems. And this wasn’t the first time, previously I had problems with Microsoft de-authorizing my copy of Windows, crashing and freezing programs, slow startup times and problems connecting to my secure wi-fi network (which includes wireless printing).
So on to apple.com I went and ordered my first MacBook Air. Sure I spent (a lot) more money on a less powerful machine, but I have never regretted it. My new MacBook Air is light, powerful, fast, easy to use, and… it just works. There is no crashing, no error messages, no compatibility issues; in short no frustration.
So you can call me hypocrite if you wish. And after 20 years of Mac bashing, I deserve that. But going forward, after I have experienced what life without computing frustration is like, I will never every buy another PC. And my advice to anyone who is considering a new computer: Buy a Mac. Spend the extra money and cry once. Once you experience a Mac I am confident that you too will never go back to a Microsoft product.
P.S. I have also purchase an Apple TV since my Mac purchase. AAAAAnd queue the “Fanboy” chants.