Apr
22

7 Reasons Why I Love My MacBook

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Here at TweakOSX we devote a lot of time to giving you inside information on Apple and Mac products and how those tips and tricks can make you a better and more effective Apple user. But today, I want to step back for a moment and just admire the very computer that I am writing this post from, my beloved MacBook. While I”m not on the cutting edge of technology, my MacBook has served me faithfully over the last two years and I simply want to pay homage to this great invention that has revolutionized my life. So here are my ten reasons why I love my Mac!

1. Its easy to use: After a few months I felt as if I had mastered the use of my MacBook and its programs. Tutorials were simple and clear and every program has a help section where they accurately answered my questions.

2. Its mobile: My MacBook is light and easy to carry places. I’ve taken it to work, to school, on vacation and even to China and Mexico!

3. Its got a great mouse: A responsive and not too sensitive mouse has saved me hours of frustrating and allows me to quickly navigate and use different programs.

4. Its media capabilities: We purchased our MacBook just before we left to teach English in China, an experience we wanted to be able to accurately chronicle with photos and video. iLife has given us the opportunity to capture and organize all of our adventures and put them in amazing presentation formats for family and friends.

5. Its reliable: My MacBook has never crashed in two years and I have never had any virus problems.

6. Free updates to software: Apple sends me updates to improve software and programs and to have the most recent updated versions to many programs for free. Furthermore, Macupdate has many free widgets and tools to download.

7. Its syncretistic programs and is adaptable for media: Programs and software work and communicate together on my MacBook and cameras and other devices are easily located and programs easy to download, making for fast transmission of media while still maintaining its great processing speed.





11 comments
  1. I couldn’t agree more. I got my first mac (a white 2.4 macbook) last summer for school and it has been the best computer I have owned by far. When I was in high school I used to build windows gaming machines, but as I found more important things to do (like college and girls) I gradually lost the time to fuss and tweak a machine to make it work quickly and correctly. My macbook has been blazing fast since the day I bought it and I haven’t had any problems. Every now and then I find myself thinking its time to reinstall the os, then I remember that its working perfectly and those days are behind me.

    Joey says...
    May 11th, 2009 at 9:27 pm
  2. Hey man, great list. I love how thin and light it is too. As far as the crashing thing: consider yourself lucky. In my first week of usage I’ve had more apps lock up and stutter than in 2 years of using Vista ( mother of all ironies? ). It also seems to require a restart a lot more ( maybe it’s the apps I’m using, who knows ).

    So do you have the generation prior to the unibody Macbook? I just got a unibody and am trying to figure out how to fix the mouse interpretation. At first I thought it was just the trackpad, because trackpads are kind of infamous for being difficult-to-use compared to mice. So I bought a $70 mighty mouse, but it’s even less accurate. I’ve played with the tracking speed in system preferences, installed and experimented with various mouse-correcting apps ( MouseZoom, USBOverdrive, SteerMouse ), but none of them seem to get the mouse interpretation nearly as accurate or precise and natural as Windows or Ubuntu. What do you use?

    David M. says...
    May 20th, 2009 at 8:41 pm
  3. well i did a middle ground i did a mac on a windows pc so i got windows hardware (which i love) and i got the mac os (which is freeking awesome) and iv had no viruses yet un like windows how i get tracking cookies and Trojans and other crap dont get me wrong i love windows but its time for a change in my software. ps my 2nd hdd has windows 7 so im in love with the window i an looking through and the apple i am eating.

    riycou says...
    November 4th, 2009 at 12:44 am
  4. Good points. Got my first Mac 3 days ago, it’s the new white Macbook. It’s blazing fast, and it just works! I just love my Mac, it just works the way I want it to. iWork seems to be better than Microsoft Office, as Microsoft Office has been giving me errors upon installing. This Macbook is cute, and works 100x better than my old PCs. Those days, I always had to download programs to make sure my computer stays fast. Now that I have a Mac, those are not needed anymore. Mac is very good for working and entertainment. Windows is very slow, especially when start up and shut down. All in all, I’m just very happy with my Mac.

    Coco says...
    December 31st, 2009 at 9:55 pm
  5. Had the new macbook (same as rlycou) a few months now and is nothing short of amazing.
    I’m not sad or anything, but despite taking a little of the memory up, that can considerably affect the start up time of a windows computer it recently beat it’s best starting up time to 22 seconds :) I am sad but I am very happy with the speed of my mac.
    Also use iwork and despite the learning curve for a pretty good operation of it, I’ve nailed it weeks back and can produce some excellent work :)
    Everything just works, and I don’t have to worry about drivers or RAM upgrades.
    An amazing machine, inside and out.

    GOP216 says...
    April 20th, 2010 at 4:22 pm
  6. I like most here seem to be a recent convert to Mac, ulike most of them I have used Linux with a dock most recent Cairo Dock for a good part of my computing life, so the changeover is relatively easy. What I do like is the construction..If I could get the Mac build quality with Linux Mint I would be in heaven, but there is a terminal for all you linux users and the terminal is just as functional “sudo” works

    Chris

    Germany_chris says...
    June 17th, 2010 at 5:17 pm
  7. I agree, ive been using my macbook for a year and it hasnt crashed of failed the first time

    Gamael says...
    September 7th, 2010 at 11:28 pm
  8. Just got my first. It’s a Macbook Pro. Love it!

    Matt says...
    September 9th, 2010 at 9:22 am
  9. im having the macbook white 2008 for 3 years now i have had no problems with it and its so light lighter any stuped windows computer and has freackin so many applications than the windows computer:DD

    shivam says...
    April 30th, 2011 at 4:06 am
  10. macbook is so awsome 1up for steeve jobs to make such an beatiful invention windows sucks:DDD

    shivam says...
    May 3rd, 2011 at 5:16 am
  11. i have got an iMac 08 and it is possibly the best thing i have ever bought. i love it! so far it has outlived all my other PCs, it doesn’t take up much space, runs like a charm and has only crashed about twice in its life. To celebrate my love i am going to buy it some more RAM ( even though it doesnt need it and is pretty fast already with 1Gb :P ) I am also saving up for a 2011 Macbook Pro for college to help with my media work. All i can say is… WHY DID I NOT HAVE ONE EARLIER!?? all those times sat up till 3 am trying to fix some tedious little issue with Windows could have been avoided. I WILL NEVER GO BACK TO MICROSOFT FOR ANYTHING!!!

    Teggers says...
    July 10th, 2011 at 6:57 am
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