Computers: Is buying a Mac worth it?

Philippines
December 18, 2010 6:40am CST
I am currently a PC user, but I also shoot photos and do edits. But, I am asking this because is buying a Mac worth the bucks I would spend?
5 responses
@gie2910 (407)
• United States
4 Jan 11
Nopeeee.....Believe me, it is not! With windows you can do everything! And you can do it easier too!
• Philippines
4 Jan 11
Well, I have been with windows for so many years, let us say around 10 years now. From windows 486 to windows vista. And I have been having a bad experience so far. With windows Vista I have had to do a clean install.
@gie2910 (407)
• United States
4 Jan 11
I have used windows since windows 98..passing thorough every single version since lol But yeah....I would recommend XP over Vista any timeeee. Till now actually I have no clue what was the point from Vista!
• Philippines
5 Jan 11
I have been windows before vista since the 486 times. So, I know how sucky Windows really is for years. I think I want to try a Mac soon. I hope.
@gjabaigar (2101)
• Philippines
2 Jan 11
Just get it man! Any Macs are really worth it! Even on the cheapest model. The better Mac Model you choose, you'll get more power and boosts on your productivities, creativeness, efficiencies and lifestyle. If you want to get that Mac 24", that's really truly enough for you, you just don't have to edit photos but also videos. Even 3D and HD. You can do lots of programming stuffs. And earn a living simple or the way you want to be in your life. If you want to have Macs on cheaper costs, search for refurbished new Mac Models on apple.com. Or second hand or used Macs. A previously less than one to two year Mac Models and still having good working conditions are still best to use. As long as it is already an Intel Core 2 Duo Mac models.
• Philippines
2 Jan 11
Well, at the moment I am saving up for a Mac. I heard I could get a Mac as a student's discount rates. So, I might try that when I get enough money. Truly, Mac is worth it, having it virus free is a benefit that will be well worth it.
@gjabaigar (2101)
• Philippines
2 Jan 11
oh are you a local Filipino? I am also. But if you are in US, there are Financing (like installment plans) and student plans in Apple Store (US). Go to apple.com store for more informations. Here in our local Apple store, don't have any ideas of any kinds of plans or discounts for Macs here. Try searching in sulit.com.ph ....
• Philippines
17 Jan 11
Though, I plan on buying from my friend's dad he gets all the perks and discounts since, he is actually getting direct from distributors because of his line of work which is being a photographer for big big companies locally and abroad.
• United States
24 Dec 10
No, not at all. For a PC, if you custom build it, you can get more out of it. www.newegg.com has great deals on computer hardware. If you know what you are doing you can build a better, faster PC for less than a Mac. For photo editing you should get Adobe LightRoom and Adobe Photoshop for the best editing, both of these work on PC's and Mac's
• Philippines
24 Dec 10
Yeah I know. The thing with PCs is that they have something that makes my editing slower, with crashes and such. But, I do plan to buy a something soon. The problem is I am just tired of crashes and such with PCs.
• United States
24 Dec 10
Crashes are simply a hardware fault. My computer, custom built by myself, rarely crashes, if ever. You just need to know what parts go together and sometimes parts won't.
• Philippines
17 Jan 11
Sometimes, it is actually both hardware and software that is all wrong. Or at times, it is just time to change.
@tomski18 (88)
• Philippines
20 Dec 10
Buying a Mac is a good choice since you work with photos. Mac is excellent for multimedia like photos and videos. The price is quite high but it's worth.
• Philippines
20 Dec 10
Well, the reason for leaning to Mac is that it is reliable and less of a hassle. But, the down side with Macs are they are un-upgradable so to speak. But, they are awesome though.
@gjabaigar (2101)
• Philippines
5 Jan 11
Macs un-upgradable i.e. iMacs?.....What do you want to upgrade anyway on the Macs? Look at the specs on apple.com of iMacs then please tell what do you want to upgrade. So, we can a have a nice discussion of what you want to have on your iMac.
• Philippines
17 Jan 11
I already checked. Macs are sort of upgradeable so to speak.
@nicregi (1936)
• Malaysia
18 Dec 10
Hi there. I asked my tech guy at office and he said Mac is definitely easy to use, compared to normal PC. However, since I have not used it before, it could be a risk. Of course we will learn around it but worth buying? I definitely say normal PC would be better and more worthwhile.
• Philippines
19 Dec 10
Well, I want a Mac as for a desktop like a iMac 24". But, I am worried about the price, which I know Macs are really expensive compared to PCs. But, if I do get a PC it would sort of amount to the same price. The good thing about Macs is that I do not have to worry too much about viruses and such.