Question by Mika: I need help with picking a laptop?
I know what I want in a laptop, but I’m not sure what would be a good laptop for me. It has to be the following:
-thin and light
-less than $ 1200
-a lot of memory
-a lot of storage
-long battery life
-reputable customer service
I hear a lot of pros and cons on Sony and Toshiba, then I hear a lot of cons about the track pads on the new HP’s. A lot of people rant and rave about Apple, but I could care less about the appearance and more about the job that it performs. Then dell has mixed review. I have been to stores, and check laptops out and I still can’t make my mind up. I just want a good laptop that will not break down all the time.
Answer by Toby
The thing is that the Mac haters out there have what is known as “contempt prior to investigation.” They may think that they’ve investigated Macs because they’ve used one from time to time. I was one such person until about 2 years ago. I decided that despite not liking Mac, I should get one, and learn it since I’m a computer professional. It was only after using it heavily for a month or so when I realized certain things.
I never have to defragment it.
I never have to run registry cleaners.
I never have to run CCleaner.
I never have to run Malwarebytes.
I never have to do any maintenance of any kind! What a difference. PC users are jaded to the amount of time they spend just maintaining Windows. I realized with Mac I was getting a lot more done, because I was never wasting my time on maintenance tasks.
They are more expensive… up front. But because they last so long, and because they’re so stable you won’t need to hire people to fix it: over the long run, they have a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) than a PC.
The Macbook Pro 13″ is exactly $ 1200.
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