nj.com: Jumping PC ship for a Mac can be smooth sailing

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By: switchtoamac at: 1:47 PM on February 6, 2008 | Comments (0)
In an article posted to New Jersey dot com (nj.com) Allan Hoffman asks the following question: Should you switch to the Macintosh?  Hoffman puts forth several issues surrounding one's decision to switch to a Mac.  He urges those in the market for a new computer to give Apple's Mac computers serious consideration by stating:

"If you plan to buy a new computer, do yourself a favor and at least consider buying a Macintosh."  He goes on to state that making the switch is now easier than ever for the following reasons:

  • Even diehard Windows users may be familiar with Apple products from using iPods, iPhones and the iTunes music software.
  • The popularity of Web-based software, for everything from e-mail to photo sharing, means most computer users have ventured far beyond the confines of Windows. The jump to the Macintosh isn't as much of a stretch.
  • You probably know someone who uses a Macintosh. That's important, as you want to be able to turn to others--friends, colleagues, or family members--when you hit a snag.
  • For $99 a year, Apple now offers one-on-one training (www.apple.com/retail/onetoone/) at its retail stores.

Hoffman goes on to describe that Macs are reliable, easy to use, and have useful software.  The article continues by stating that a great way to get exposure to a Mac is by simply visiting an Apple Retail Store.  There you can see and use all the current Macintosh computers from portables to desktops.

You can read Hoffman's article in full here.

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We would like to highlight that all new Macs ship with the Mac OS X Leopard operating system and iLife '08, Apple's suite of software that includes iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand, and iWeb.  Also included with new Macs is iTunes, the industry leading online music store.  Besides purchasing music, music video, and downloading podcasts, you can purchase and/or rent movies too.

Apple Retail Stores make it easy for anyone who is considering the switch to test-drive a Mac.  Start by accessing a free-to-use Mac.  Browse the Internet, check out the great Apple software titles such as iPhoto, and see how Mac OS X works.  If you have any questions just ask Apple Store employee and they will be glad to help.  Don't worry they don't work on commission!

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