I have to respectfully disagree with Macs being harder for a first time user. Sure if you're used to a PC then Macs are a little different, but overall I've seen time and time again -- peripherals just work, iPhoto, iTunes etc etc, no drivers to install, plug and play hardware -- how much easier a Mac is for a first time user.
Five years ago I was forced to buy a 13 inch Macbook for school. I wasn't even aware what the difference was back then. I used to switch between my Windows pc and my laptop but eventually my pc started catching dust. Macintosh is way easier to work with than Windows. You might not agree but really, if my grandma would want a computer I wouldn't want her to face all the problems Windows (Used to have? Haven't worked with Windows for 5 years.) has.
Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:58 pm
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I agree that, to some extent, it depends on what you do. For the general user, I think PC is a better option. The combination of affordability and specs outweighs what Apple offers if you're a basic user. I have an HP Envy 17 3D. It stands up very well to the Macbook Pro, exceeding it in key ways.