6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 26, 2007 6:48 PM by JE13
NDsAngel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I'll be getting a laptop (hopefully an Apple) and I was wondering if they're easy to use. I'll be using it for surfing the web and listening to music mostly.

Are they easy to use?

Windows XP
  • Paul Rastrick Level 2 Level 2 (185 points)
    Buy one - they are great. I have used Macs for many years so am a bit biased.

    However my wife - PC user - recently, after much persuasion by me bought a Macbook. She loves it - and had it up and running within minutes. Now she is telling ME how easy and intuitive it is - I keep saying , "I know, I know".

  • GfulDedFan Level 4 Level 4 (3,315 points)
    Last January, I ditched my year old expensive HP and have been using my MacBook to run my business and enjoy in my personal life. Love it!
  • sing2dream202 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Love my macbook, and I agree that it's quite intuitive. I literally took it out of the box yesterday, turned it on and started running it. But slight problem transferring files between new and old mac. I'm trying to to move ONE playlist from my old mac to my new one using my iPod. I can only find articles telling me how to tranfer my entire library, but I only want one playlist transferred.
  • runpete Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    They are very easy to use! After being a PC user for all of my life (with the exception of the Apple II in school) I found the switch to be rather simple. Yes, there are a few things that are different and you'll have to learn the keyboard shortcuts (which are great!), how the files are organized, etc. But, as you learn it, you find it is an elegantly designed system that works very well.

    My cousin just got a MacBook Pro for her job. She said the biggest thing she had to adjust to was the keyboard and how it felt. She was a PC user like I was for most of her life.
  • NDsAngel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks! They're so expensive.
  • JE13 Level 4 Level 4 (3,920 points)
    Actually, they're not that much more expensive than other laptops, especially if you add in the cost of all the software they come with, software that you'd have to buy if you got a cheaper PC. Apples also have a better record of lasting than most PC's, so you save money that way. They're less likely to break and make you buy a new one. As if that's not enough, they've a great resale value. In the end, you get what you pay for. They cost more upfront, but pay for themselves in the long run. Whereas most PC's are cheap upfront, but keep costing and costing you in the long run.