Well, this might be considered worthy of “breaking news.” As some of my readers may know, every now and then, I host the occasional blog about “which is a better computer” between the Apple vs. PC camps.
And after years and years of resisting the company called Apple, I finally took the plunge.
But, no…not for me.
But I did buy a Macbook Pro for my wife, Minhee, to serve as one of those all-purpose gifts: Christmas, Happy Anniversary, Valentine’s Day, and an early Graduation gift.
We’ve been on a pinch budget over the past few years so it feels good to get a nice gift for my wife as a small token of gratitude for her amazing commitment to journey with me.
And to be honest, this is a gift to make up for a very bad habit or disease I have. It’s called…
“I pass old gadgets onto my wife so I can get myself something new gadgetisis.”
Anyone else have this problem?
Or umm, have husbands that have this problem?
In playing with my wife’s MacBook, it really feels different that any of the PCs I’ve used over the years. You can certainly make the case that Apple wins with productivity, stability, and quality of user experience but what do I know. I’m just one consumer.
But having said that, I still can’t make that personal plunge towards a Macbook for these 4 random reasons:
The Seattle connection
I live in Seattle and just feel a sense of loyalty to Microsoft. I know. I know. Microsoft isn’t your typical local small business but still, it’s from Seattle. And the fact that we have at least a dozen or so folks at the church I pastor that work at Microsoft factors in that loyalty. If I were pastoring in Silicon Valley, I’m sure I’d be using Macs…
They are way way more expensive. But I guess one can argue that you get what you paid for but are Macbooks worth the extra 30-40% premium?
But enjoying a friend’s 25% really helped w/ this purchase since he works for Apple.
Too cooler than cool. Every time I bust out my PC, I can’t tell you how many folks have said, “Wow, I thought you would have been a Mac user.”
And that makes me want to keep using my PC.
I am a true rebel.
Steve Ballmer > Steve Jobs
I’ll be honest. I’m really tempted by my wife’s MacBook. For now, I’ll just stick it out and let the cooler kids have their fun.