"Apple's", "Macs", "those other laptops" – whatever you call them Apple Macbook laptop's are among the most widely used laptops for web designers, developers, and those adventurous enough to use them. Those are do not use macs simply because their are unfamiliar with what they even are or their significance will learn a lot by reading this article.
Brief History of Macbooks:
The MacBook is a line of Macintosh notebook computers by Apple Inc. that replaced the iBook G4 series and the 12 "PowerBook G4. The original MacBook was built around the Intel Core Duo chip and released on May 16, 2006 (Wikipedia).
You pay for what you get
In general, macbook's are often much more expensive than the average dell laptop for $ 600. The problem with this is people tend to 'cheap' out on laptops and then pay for it in the end. How do they pay for it? Slow hardware, terrible design, and absolutely unreliable technical service. One thing that gives Apple owners the edge is, Macbooks are built to last you quite a number of years with top hardware installed, not too much preinstalled software, and catchy design. Other than their sleekness, Apple has designed a laptop that has basic little designs like a magnetic A / C adapter end to go into the Macbook so if you accidentally trip over the powercord, your Macbook doesn't going flying across the floor.
Ok, so you're running a fairly large company and don't have an IT guy to fix and repair your computer problems. When things go wrong like Trojan Horses attacking your computer or viruses sending our spam mail from your Yahoo account, you have no where to turn to. With macs, viruses on your computer that can invade and take over your computer typically are never a problem. If you were using a PC and do not know how to fix the problems it could be days until you could get a technical repair business out to help you. Time is money, you do not want to waste it on nonsense now do you?
Wait … nooo Microsoft Office!
Something that tends to scare off potential customers of buying mac computer's is they think they will loose Microsoft office. Think again. Microsoft Office, like many other typically Windows based products run on a mac and not only run, but run flawlessly.
Two or three hours at most, try four
That's right, a $ 1500 macbook has a battery life of over four hours on a single charge. This is one thing I enjoy more than anything else is being able to have my mac charged within an hour and then go and eat breakfast, then work, then eat lunch, then work, and still have enough battery to keep on going. My previous Toshiba laptop was lucky if it could make an hour and 30 mins.
While many people still do not believe that Macbooks are superior for many things other than web development, they are. The only thing you have to do is try them once and your hooked, or at least I was :). I probably will never buy another PC. People still try to use the outdated excuse that mac's aren't compatible with software. For most things the typical person is doing a Macbook is easily suitable.