It's always a fun game to try and replace your computer just before it crashes and you lose everything on your hard drive. Call it a feeling, but Big D and I think that time has come. My first computer was an Apple IIe, and yes, that dates me. Remember dot matrix? Those were the good old days. Anyway, I came home from school in the 7th grade and told my dad we needed a computer. He said that was crazy, we didn't need a computer. Then he found out about computer war games. We got an Apple IIe.
Actually, my dad still has it in his museum, I mean basement. We played some fun games on the Apple, but it was kind of pricey and dad bought a bunch of thick books on DOS and decided we needed to make the switch to PC. That was the last Apple product I owned til I got an ipod a few years ago, then the ipad.
Here's my list of the pros and cons of buying an iMac.
- I've been really impressed with my ipad. I think Apple likely makes a superior product compared to the PC market.
- I'm so sick of viruses. We have Norton 360 and Spybot and we still get junk on our computer that slows it down. The virus situation should be better with a Mac.
- Come on, they just look cool.
- Compatibility problems with our PC programs.
Cons rebuttal (See how my mind works. Justification is a dangerous thing.)
- It's true that we could run out and buy an entry-level Compaq or HP at Best Buy for under $500 like we did last time, but comparing that kind of system to an iMac is like comparing oranges to, well... Apples. To buy a PC that's the caliber of an iMac, we'll probably have to spend closer to $1,000, making price difference no longer an issue.
- I think compatibility has improved in recent years, though I don't know this to be true. I should say, according to Apple, iMacs are compatible with all our PC files and devices.
Here's where you come in. The Bible says that in the multitude of counselors there is safety. This is a big decision and it's a lot of money. If you have an iMac, is it worth it? Do you regret it? Have you found it to be less susceptible to viruses compared to your PC? Are there any programs you can't run, especially homeschool stuff? Did your old printer work with your iMac? Did you have to download lots of drivers to make all your PC stuff work with your iMac or was it plug-n-play? Help us decide whether we should make the switch.
Thank you for your input!
- I'm an on-the-run mom to 6 kids who studied and taught exercise science in a previous life. I love all things running, nutrition, and health-related. I usually run at zero dark thirty in the morning and am often quite hungry before, during, and after my run, but I live a rich, full, blessed life with my children, family, and friends. My faith in God is my anchor, and looking to Him and His promises allows me to live fully even when life circumstances are difficult. While running gives me an appetite, my desire is to hunger and thirst for righteousness more than for physical food.