“There’s no doubt that Apple’s latest notebook computer is a joy to look at. The enormous 17in widescreen means you can watch films on it at a size approaching that of a television, and the brushed aluminium finish is undeniably stylish,” Anthony Dhanendran writes for Computeractive.
“The main problem, of course, is one that’s long affected Apple computers: nearly everyone else uses PCs. This isn’t as big an issue as it used to be, however, as there are Mac versions of most PC software, including Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer,” Dhanendran writes “On the flipside, Macs are renowned for their ease of use, and the latest version of the operating system, OS X, is easier than ever. If Windows XP was a step forward, OS X represents a leap into the future – wireless networking using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi is a piece of cake, as are most tasks.”
Dhanendran writes, “It can take a while to get used to how the Mac does things, though… The 17in PowerBook is a notebook computer that will be of maximum use to only a few people, but it is quite stunning to look at and a joy to use.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Wouldn’t Dhanendran and his ilk be amazed to find out that we don’t don’t even use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer or Office on our PowerBooks and, in fact, run our Macs 100% Microsoft-free? This article neatly encapsulates one of Apple’s biggest hurdles to increasing Mac market share: Windows-centric users who simply cannot imagine a Microsoft-free existence and how wonderful it can be, who seem able recognize superior Apple hardware and even the superiority of Apple”s Mac OS X operating system, but who lack the ability to envision themselves working productively without the likes of Microsoft’s Windows, Office, and Internet Explorer. For our Windows-only friends who are willing to accept that there might be a better way, information about smoothly adding a Mac OS X machine to your computing arsenal can be found here.
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