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Why buy Apple?
There are so many manufacturers of PCs out there boasting a wide range of whistles and bells and speeds and sizes, it is almost impossible to know whether youÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢re getting the right, or best, deal. When it comes to Apple and the Mac, you can be assured youÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢re getting a high-end and well-respected product. On top of that, Apple MacBooks are loaded with lots of software youÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢d have to buy as extra with a standard PC.
How many types of Apple laptop are there?
There are 3 main types of Apple laptop - MacBook Air, MacBook and MacBook Pro:
Apple MacBook Air
The most affordable of the range, the MacBook Air has a 13-inch screen and a multi-touch trackpad. Its processor capability can be placed somewhere between the super powerful MacBook Pro and the perfectly capable MacBook. It has a less powerful Turbo Boost than the others, at 3.2GHz, but still easily manages 12 hours of battery life and has enough storage for most people in the form of a 512GB SSD.
The classic MacBook comes in a variety of specifications. You can tailor it to include the processor you need (spanning m3, i5 or i7), as well as make the most of the 3.6GHz Turbo Boost. It's got a Force Touch track pad and you can customise the colour - it's a super versatile, super-capable laptop inside and out.
Apple MacBook Pro
The MacBook Pro comes in three specs. It's got the best options in terms of processors out of all three, as well as the most options in screen size, making it the most powerful Apple laptop. You can also get the Touch Bar and Touch ID features on MacBook Pros.
Apple and Viruses
Mac users are still living in relative bliss with the lack of viruses, spyware and malware. WeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢re not saying they canÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t get them, but itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s far less of a problem, as the majority of viruses are targeted at Windows-based PCs.
AppleÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Time Machine and the Cloud
Everyone should back up their hard drives, but AppleÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Time Machine makes it so simple that all you really need to do is turn the in-built Time Machine on. And itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s more than just a back-up, you can go back in time to find a document you deleted. Apple is further assisting with backing up with the utilisation of iCloud, something especially appreciated as more and more people use multiple devices, such as the iPhone and iPad.
AppleÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s unbeatable design
While there are a million different styles of PC to choose from, pretty much everyone agrees that the style, elegance, and contemporary look of the Mac has yet to be beaten. They just look cooler than anything else out there. Most importantly, because they can stay out of the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œI can make it cheaperÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â fray in the PC world, AppleÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s quality is second-to-none.
Can you run Windows on a mac?
Yes, you can. Apple allows Windows to be installed via its own Boot Camp, or you can use a third-party program, such as Parallels, VMWare Fusion or VirtualBox. This means that you can access to virtually any software you want - including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.