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Expensive but worth the money
on 13 June 2014
I've been using Windows since 3.1, say 20 years, at work and home. Also Android tablet a couple of years.
The user experience on Mac is so much better. I love the touchpad, you can do everything you need to without having to touch the screen.
Graphics is fast although I'm not a gamer. Screen res is exceptional. WiFi range and strength is excellent.
I spent a long time comparing Windows 8.x models before choosing the Macbook. It's expensive for sure, but considering the screen resolution, and that you are getting an SSD drive, you would have to pay close for a comparable Windows machine.
Applications are similar to Windows equivalents, and I purchased Office 2013 for Mac which works fine.
I feel a bit more pressure to conform to Apple - e.g. when you register you are pulled towards iCloud etc, but you can keep enough distance - e.g. you can link Mail to your gmail account and store your files in dropbox.