Mac or PC?

Well, I am going to buy a new computer while I am still in the US of A, and 1000 dollar question is whether to buy a Mac (MacBook) or a PC (Lenovo ThinkPad T60).I will be using the computer basically for browsing, listening to music and for Java development.

Why Mac?

1. First of all, it is a beauty. The quality of both the hardware and software is amazing and the UI is the best. To me, its a very inspiring piece of art.

2. No Viruses. Atleast for now, there are no known viruses targetting the Mac.

3. Unix ancestry.

4. The applications for Mail, Chat, Photos, Videos etc all come free.

5. The webcam is something the Lenovo laptop does not have.

6. I hate Vista. I have tried using Vista and I feel that the new features like Aeroglass only make it difficult to read. Vista felt like bloat-ware when I used it.

7. Leopard looks amazing.

But then, why am I thinking of Lenovo if Mac looks good.

1. Because Mac too has its problems. Tim Bray and Scobleizer have reported that they have experienced crashes on the Mac. And I am worried about this because I will be using it in India and Apple does’nt really have a good product support there.

2. Because I love the ThinkPad T60 from Lenovo. It is my work laptop and I am very happy with it. The keyboard is fantastic, good battery life, portable etc. It is the ideal laptop, I feel.

3. Because MacBook (120GB harddisk, 2 GB RAM) is going to cost $500 more that the Lenovo T60.

4. Because, I am not going to use most of the features like GarageBand, iMovies etc.

5. Because, Mac cannot play my huge video collection (mostly in wma, avi format)

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One Response to “Mac or PC?”

  1. Floppy Says:

    There are plug-ins for watching wma in Quicktime or a browser (Flip4Mac) or other players (MPlayer, VLC) for OS X. Avis play, too.

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