New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

Finally Completing my Apple Conversion


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
No_Dominion

 
Member Since: Aug 30, 2011
Posts: 3
No_Dominion is on a distinguished road

No_Dominion is offline
Well, I'm finally able to say that I've completely converted from Wintel toys to the adult world of Mac products by purchasing a 13" MacBook Air today online.

I honestly wish I had converted sooner, consider I've switched over every other major electronic product to Apple over the last few years, but I'm glad I finally did it. I suppose in retrospect it was the pricepoint that kept me from switching my computing needs to Apple, but this year when I finally sat down and decided to get the computer with the specs and features that I wanted, I was shocked to find that Apple was not only less expensive in the long run, but in the short run as well. I was considering the Samsung Series 9 (I know, don't flame me too hard) until I compared specs and cost and tried them both in person. needless to say I feel I made the right choice in the Air.

Now that I think back on it, I'm amazed at how long I actually put up with other products. Not that Apple is perfect by any means, but when it comes down to functionality, value and seamless integration of multiple product lines, Apple just doesn't seem to have any serious competition. The fact that my iPhone, Apple TV and incoming MacBook Air all will work together in perfect harmony (as well as providing complimentary aesthetics) pleases me to no end. Heck, I spent years dealing with and overpaying for the DLO HomeDock series of products to play my iTunes library over my TV/home theater before I finally caught on to the functionality and cost effectiveness of the Apple TV.

Needless to say, I'm incredibly eager to unbox and set up my Air when it arrives Thursday or Friday.

The only drawback I have is that I have to install a Windows VM in order to run some programs that don't have Mac functionality that are required for one of my careers, but at least with Apple I have an effective option.

Forgive the long rant for a first post, I'm just a little excited, haha.

Cheers!
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 41,394
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, Yosemite

chscag is offline
Welcome to the Mac Forums.

And congratulations on purchasing a MacBook Air. Stay tuned to our forums for any questions you may have. Also, be sure to read our Sticky notices at the top of each forum. They contain a wealth of good information.

Have fun, and return often.
QUOTE Thanks
sau124

 
sau124's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 18, 2010
Posts: 177
sau124 is on a distinguished road

sau124 is offline
You will not regret it. It is the best move I did back when I switched and now I'm never going back to PC other than work where I don't get an option.
QUOTE Thanks
EvenStranger

 
EvenStranger's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 09, 2010
Location: Virginia
Posts: 845
EvenStranger is just really niceEvenStranger is just really niceEvenStranger is just really niceEvenStranger is just really niceEvenStranger is just really nice
Mac Specs: Currently 13" Late 2010 MBA, 4GB/128GB; Early 2011 13" MBP, dual core i7 2.7ghz, 4gb ram, 500gb hd

EvenStranger is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by No_Dominion View Post
I've completely converted from Wintel toys to the adult world of Mac products
Congrats... although this makes me feel a need to wash my hands.
QUOTE Thanks
osxx

 
osxx's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 19, 2008
Location: houston texas
Posts: 4,680
osxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3

osxx is offline
I think you will enjoy it and the trackpad is like no other besides having an OS thats fun to work with.
QUOTE Thanks
Demapples

 
Demapples's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 28, 2011
Posts: 366
Demapples is a jewel in the roughDemapples is a jewel in the rough

Demapples is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by No_Dominion View Post
Well, I'm finally able to say that I've completely converted from Wintel toys to the adult world of Mac products by purchasing a 13" MacBook Air today online. ... The only drawback I have is that I have to install a Windows VM in order to run some programs that don't have Mac functionality that are required for one of my careers, but at least with Apple I have an effective option.
I understand your excitement. Going through this myself with bated breath, hoping it's not just a bubble. So far it's been very worthwhile. About Windows VM: I installed Parallels and Windows 7 and have been very pleased.
QUOTE Thanks
No_Dominion

 
Member Since: Aug 30, 2011
Posts: 3
No_Dominion is on a distinguished road

No_Dominion is offline
Well, it's been few days and the high hasn't worn off yet. I'm definitely glad I finally made the choice to switch; now I'm wishing I had done so sooner.

Yeah, the trackpad is pretty darn awesome, I have to admit. I was a little nervous about not having a mouse at first, but now that I've gotten used to trackpad gestures and the time that they save, I never see any need for a mouse for my purposes.

Parallels has been pretty decent so far. I'm not thrilled about having to use it because of the enormous amount of disk space it takes up, but unfortunately I don't have a choice. Maybe one day there will be a Lotus Forms viewer for Mac or maybe the Army will switch to a different forms management program, but until then, Parallels will have to do. Coherence mode is pretty nice, though, it's almost like Windows isn't even there other than the programs/files that I need.

Finally got Exchange 2003 to work with the Mail/iCal Apps yesterday, too. Thanks to the awesome reps at the Genius Bar for pointing me to DavMail.

Overall I doubt I could be happier.
QUOTE Thanks
G4 ibookboy

 
Member Since: Jan 30, 2011
Location: chicago illinois area
Posts: 147
G4 ibookboy is an unknown at this point
Mac Specs: g4 ibook 1.2/512 leopard, 2007 MacBook 2.0 c2d lion, 20" imac 1.8 cd , 2010 mac mini

G4 ibookboy is offline
I switched to Apple about 2 years ago when I found a g3 imac on craigslist for $20.00 it had a 500 mhz processor and a 12 gb hard drive. it was running os x panther 10.3.9 and thought it was great until my buddy gave me his os x 10.4 disks and used tiger on it. then i got a g4 ibook 1.2 ghz laptop replaced my ibm think pad for portable use when i go to the starbucks. used those machines for 2 years and never once had to do any of the crap i always had to do on the windows crap. now i have a 2006 imac core duo running snow leopard it had tiger on it when i got it and it seems like snow leopard made it even faster. it has a few of the vertical lines in the screen but they dont show up in the web pages yet so they dont really bother me and if the do ill just plug it into a seperate monitor with the mini dvi to vga adapter i have,. I have since switched my mom to a mac mini and she even says os x snow leopard is easier to use than windows and more stable hasnt crashed once for her and she really doesnt know anything about computers except what i showed her so she can use it. a person cannot go wrong with a mac and i know i will never use a windows crap box again!
QUOTE Thanks
vivienne61

 
Member Since: Jul 17, 2011
Posts: 34
vivienne61 is on a distinguished road

vivienne61 is offline
And so say all of us!!
QUOTE Thanks
laughjimbo

 
Member Since: Aug 01, 2010
Posts: 12
laughjimbo is on a distinguished road

laughjimbo is offline
I too have recently switched over to a MBP 13 in the last week or so, I got myself an iPad a few weeks ago for when I am at work and to get Internet on the move I tether to my iphone4 so I have the set, soon I will purchase iMac too. They are great, my wife is now thinking of changing to mac too as she has an iphone4 and our kids have iPods and iPod touch and we all love them. They just work brilliantly, I personally cannot wait for ios5 to be released then everything will be even better! I have not regretted switching as everything just works so quick and easily, well so far anyway

Enjoy it!

Jamie
QUOTE Thanks
zacster

 
Member Since: Jun 07, 2006
Location: NYC
Posts: 288
zacster is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Intel iMac 20" Core Duo 256mb VRam 115gb SSD 2gb Ram Finally!!!

zacster is offline
When my iMac was delivered 5 years ago I waited until later in the day so I could focus on getting it up and running without interruption. What I didn't realize is that it would take all of 15 minutes, including the unboxing. I plugged the mouse and keyboard in, booted it up and entered some user info and was on the net wirelessly.
QUOTE Thanks
MacInWin

 
MacInWin's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 07, 2008
Location: Winchester, VA
Posts: 3,096
MacInWin has much to be proud ofMacInWin has much to be proud ofMacInWin has much to be proud ofMacInWin has much to be proud ofMacInWin has much to be proud ofMacInWin has much to be proud ofMacInWin has much to be proud ofMacInWin has much to be proud ofMacInWin has much to be proud of
Mac Specs: 2011 MBP, 2008 iMac, iPhone 5S, iPad mini, 13" MBP and MacMini

MacInWin is offline
What really struck me about my first iMac was that after firing it up, it found the network, identified it for me and with one click, it was configured. That was sweet! Since then, I've added Mini and two MBPs, all three wirelessly and they configured with one click, too. That's what "it just works" is all about!
QUOTE Thanks
Demapples

 
Demapples's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 28, 2011
Posts: 366
Demapples is a jewel in the roughDemapples is a jewel in the rough

Demapples is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by jakerich View Post
What really struck me about my first iMac was that after firing it up, it found the network, identified it for me and with one click, it was configured. That was sweet! Since then, I've added Mini and two MBPs, all three wirelessly and they configured with one click, too. That's what "it just works" is all about!
Same experience here. This simplicity is what it's all about, Apple. Don't lose that focus.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« iTunes radio | No Sound! »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:47 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?