After a decade on windows, moving to Mac was a pleasant surprise in terms of reliability - but also restrictive as it tries to hide a lot in order to look pretty. Only changed because of the Macbook Air being the best ultralight laptop back then, bar none.
Back on Windows now (10) on a Surface 3 + desktop.
Small adjustment period aside, the ONLY thing that frustrates me is Spotify not continuing to play when the Surface 3 screen goes into sleep mode. That's it. I've yet to see a blue screen of death (and the Mac was't immune from crashing either), it's fast, it sets up modern peripherals just as easily and hides just as much techie stuff as OS X. It looks pretty and works. I used to miss the trackpad on the Air (which is genuinely great) - but now whenever i use any laptop, i find myself trying to swipe and pinch the screen - spoiled by the surface
Sure, the Surface is a premium product - but it's still cheaper than an equivalent Apple.
As for the desktop (DIY), on a value per £ basis, it knocks spots off Apple.
For the average person - and that means almost everyone - it makes no difference which you pick.
I'd move back to Apple in a heartbeat if it offered anything life - improvingly better or smaller than i have right now. They don't.
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What advantages do Macs have over Windows laptops? watch
- 03-03-2016 10:29
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In short - none