Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Why I Love my Mac
1) Back-lit keyboard! Check it out! What a brilliant idea!!! So you can type in darkness, how come no one thought of that before?!?
3) Battery Life-The battery lasts forever!!
4) Sleek and sexy-It just has an external beauty about it. Everything about it sleek, sexy, and sharp. The colors, the angles, everything combines to make a nice looking piece of machinery (as opposed to my previous love who was frumpy, big, and bulky)
5) Volume control-It saves the volume settings depending on what you use. For example, when I am using the internal speakers, I can have it on full blast. Then when I slide in the headphones, it will adjust to the last headphone volume setting I had, which is a lot lower (several times I would put in my headphones, unmute my Dell, and blow my ears out). It also remembers the settings for my coaxial cable.
6) They have great tech support and treat you right.
7) Hot keys-You can set and adjust the hotkeys to accomplish anything you want
8) Language interface-You can type in just about any language possible, which is convenient for an Arabic student such as myself. Especially when you have to type a 3 page paper in Arabic, what a livesafer!
9) The scroll pad-With one finger I control the mouse. With two fingers I can scroll up, down, or sideways, zoom in or out, and rotate certain images. With three fingers, I can go back or forward. With four fingers I can minimize all my windows. All that on a tiny little touch pad thingy. Wow!
However, as any good argument, I must point out a few deficits:
1) The window interface-It is a lot harder to navigate between windows with a Mac, the cont-tab/alt-tab combination isn't nearly as affective here as it was on my Dell.
2) There is no right click...unless you want to press an extra button! Way too much work to accomplish that.
3) Saving photos seems like a lot more work, but that could be because I mainly used Picasa on my Dell, which is a great program for organizing photos.
Overall, I would recommend the MacBook Pro to any windows user who is ready for a change. It takes a short while to get used to the new button layout and interface, but it is definitely worth it.