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Why Apple Macbook Pro Is Worth Buying
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Why Apple Macbook Pro is Worth Buying

In today's world of tablets, smart phones, and laptops under $300 at retail stores, it seems hard at first to justify buying anything more expensive. Why buy a Macbook when many of the same things can be done on a PC that costs much less? Well, here are five reasons why a Macbook Pro should be on top of your list of choices.

The first (and strongest) reason is reliability. Windows 7 and Windows 8 have proven to be far more reliable than Windows Vista, but they still do not compare to Mac OS Mountain Lion and Mac OS Lion (these are the 2 most recent operating systems used on Macs, for all of you who don't keep up with those kinds of things). I have 2 computers that use Windows 7, a cheaper HP laptop and an expensive HP laptop (Intel i5, 6GB of RAM, plays blu-ray, etc.). I'll admit, they are more reliable than my Windows XP computer, but are still plagued with issues familiar with PC's. They have to be restarted at least once a week, because I'll spot a glitch sooner or later in the system. A new virus is created for Windows all the time, and antivirus companies are constantly having to scan your computer for infections.

Meanwhile, my Macbook Pro is restarted on an average of less than once a month, and I don't have to worry about any antivirus subscriptions (Apple deals with all security issues on a massive level, before they ever happen to my computer. Microsoft's security updates don't include antivirus - the first thing a new Windows PC will tell you is "Hey, you should probably subscribe to an antivirus program."). In fact, 90% of the restarts on my Mac are to finish installing updates (which happen far less often on Macs).

The second reason is concentration (lack of distractions). When logging in on any of my Windows 7 computers, the first 20 minutes are spent closing windows that come up automatically. These range from updates to automated software with no options to deactivate. The last time I checked, computers were invented to serve us, instead of us serving them! All these notifications asking me to restart my computer for updates, or close all my windows to finish installations get annoying! By the end of my computer session, I have about half of the things accomplished that I had set out to do.

My Macbook is another story. When I log into my username on my Macbook, 49 out of 50 times it will not bother me with trivial notifications. The only notifications I get on a regular basis are email reminders, which I can choose to deactivate. When I finish a session on my Macbook, I usually find myself having loads of spare time. This is because I can log on, complete my goals, and log off - no strings attached!

The third reason is efficiency. My most expensive HP laptop with Windows might last 4 hours on a charge, doing simple tasks like reading articles on the internet (it came with an extended charge battery, too). My Macbook, however, lasts around 7 hours with moderate usage - this may include watching a DVD, surfing the web, and writing documents. If all I did was surf the internet, it would last closer to 10 hours. How can this be possible? Well, Mac OS Mountain Lion is built for efficiency, and Windows 7 is not. Both of my Windows 7 computers will heat up fast, and the fans have to run anywhere between halfway and full-blast. Meanwhile, my Macbook can be used all day and the fan will still be too quiet for anyone to hear. The bottom will heat up, but rarely enough for the fan to get louder.

The fourth reason is integrity. Every program that came with my Mac is a full-featured program. No trials, no subscriptions, no strings attached! I can use any program on my Macbook, and it will never tell me "Your free trial has expired. To continue, please order today." Now, there are free trials available for Macs. However, none of them have to come with the system to fool you into thinking you have more bells and whistles than what actually came in the package.

The fifth reason is hardware design. I know everyone talks about how cool Apple products look, but they offer so much more than appearance! Most people with Windows computers upgrade to a new computer every 4 years. My Macbook was made in 2009 and I have no serious reason to upgrade now. Don't you hate to buy something that goes outdated the next day? Well, Macs are proven to last several years longer than Windows PC's. My newest Windows PC is a 2011 model, and 2 of the screws have fallen out of it. In addition, the touchpad doesn't always work. Meanwhile, my Macbook has the best touchpad I have ever used. Also, not a single screw has fallen out of its unibody frame.

Even though everyone should experience a Macbook, I understand it won't suit every need. Macs don't come with blu-ray, and video games are scarce in comparison to PC games. However, blu-ray drives can still be purchased in addition to Macs. Also, most people don't buy computers for video games. I bought my Macbook Pro for school, and my grades would be horrible if I used it a lot for games anyway. The cheapest Macbook Pro costs around $1,200 new. However, the system is so proven that you can buy a used Macbook Pro under $900 and still expect outstanding performance!

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