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Dude Your Getting a Mac!

So it has been a long since we have done a LifeStyle piece here at G Style Magazine, but this will be a good one! You see it is about the time where I will need to be getting a new laptop. And for the first time in my life I’m thinking about a Apple! This may be a 3 part piece. In this one, it will be the before I get it (if I do get it).

I have been a die hard Windows user since my intro to it. My first real active use was with Windows 95 (though I used to play on PCs that had earlier versions) and since that time I have been a Windows user. Yes I have had access to Mac machines and even had one at my desk at one of my former jobs (though I never used it), but just never got into the Apple lifestyle. Flash forward to today and I’m still in that situation.

There is no denying that Apple products do have G Style. They are slick, stylish, trendy, and fashionable, all of the elements that make them G Style worthy. Yet I have always avoided Macs, Macbooks, iMacs, iPods, and iPhone because they were too popular. More so with the iPod and now iPhone, they were everywhere and I just didn’t want something everyone else had. Yes with PCs Windows is the common OS, but I had choices in the type of machine, look, style I wanted since Windows based machines were made by many makers.

When it came to a Mac though, there was one look, style, machine per model they made. And though that one look/style was hot, it was only one. Then there was some other issues as well. While most of these aren’t a issue now, back then there was the fact that I wouldn’t be able to use popular Windows software anymore. The biggest of these was not being able to use Blackberry Desktop Manager. I’m a heavy Blackberry user (shoot this post is being typed on it) and I sync my phone regularly with it, so that I’m all backed up. So not being able to use that was a major factor in my avoidance of Mac.
But now there is Bootcamp, Parallels, VMware Fusion, so I can have a Mac and still use Windows. And now there is word that they will be releasing Blackberry Desktop Manager for the Mac, so I will be able to sync my Blackberry with the Mac if I got it. So with perfect timing many of my major issues aren’t problems anymore.

Then there is the style aspect. The 13″ Macbook Pro is definitely sexy, and beyond the sexy it has the power I need to do some of the things I’m doing now. You know for creative type or types that do a lot of video editing, they say do that on a Mac. This is a fact that I have long been in denial about. I mean you can do this on a Windows machine, but at the same time believe it can be done better on a Mac.

So what do you think? Should I get the 13″ MBP? Or should I get a new Windows based laptop. I would really love to hear your opinions from both sides of the fence, as this is a real decision and I’m crowd sourcing :) the next part of this piece will come next week. It will either be about me getting the MBP and first impressions or about me getting a Windows based machine and why I stuck with Microsoft, stay tuned!

Jason Andersonhttp://about.me/jasonlanderson
Jason Anderson is the Publisher & Editor At Large of G Style Magazine. A known gadget head and lover of all things digital. Some of his favorite movies include Hackers, The Net, The Matrix (1, 2, & 3), and Transformers.....see a trend here lol.


  1. Windows user here, but if I was buying a laptop for personal use (and still had my desktop) it would be running Linux…

  2. I use both Windows and Macs. Hardware wise, Mac's are very slick and very nice looking, The unibody Macbook Pros are very nice but not a fan of the glossy screen which can be hard to see in the daylight. I believe one model does come with a matte screen. I also don't really like the multitouch trackpad. I prefer the older design with the button instead of the whole trackpad being a button. On the plus side, you can always run Windows on a Mac in either virtualized form or through bootcamp. Both work fairly well. Windows will recognize most of the hardware.

    Pc's generally are cheaper in price with higher specs, but again they don't always look as nice as a Mac.You can't really run OS X on a windows machine unless you are running a Hackintosh but not all the hardware may get recognized so you might lose things like your wifi or audio.

    On a side note…I love Apple hardware designs, but…I hate how arrogant Apple can be as a company. In fact, if it weren't for the current crop of nice hardware, I would never have bought anything Apple. I still do not own a iphone or ipod. Only the Macbook.

  3. I just went through the same decision making process. I had to replace an aging Dell. I have a MB provided by my company, so I had a basis for the decision.

    I went with an iMac over a higher end Dell. My reasons? Simple. I now have a single machine that can run (with Parallels) Mac OS X, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and *UX. The Time Machine app does a standout job at creating back ups to my NAS (common system mod), and with the assistance of ChronoSync I can have everything on the iMac duplicated to the MacBook. There was no other system that could offer what I needed, in such an elegant (and simple) way.

    Bottom line… ease of use, and quality of product are king for me, regardless of the eventual retail price.

  4. We have a Macbook Pro in my house and its great to look at but don't get it lol. I have been using my old laptop alot. Maybe its just because I haven't taken the time to actually figure it out. Good luck on your journey :) I think imma stuck to my windows.


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