Have always had a Windows based computer but with advice from my brother with a 3 year old mac and brother in law with a Macbook then I thought I'd give it a try. Wow......with my Ipad and Iphone it is simply effortless! Even with all my printers, USB, hubs, card readers then just downloaded the drivers from the website, plugged the device in and the computer found and installed. I have since added quite a few files but on first few startups then looking at a 10 sec boot up and 2 sec shut down, just a tad quicker than a Windows 7 notebook. Will never be going back, Apple, you now own my next Phone, Tablet and PC upgrade, well done!