5 reasons why you should own a Mac laptop or computer

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There are many fans of Mac computers or laptops. Many people prefer Mac to PC for their works. Here are the top reasons why you should by Mac laptop or computer.

Experience

With Mac you get a better experience because of its user friendly interface. Windows 8 was trying to push use of touch-screen which users didn’t find comfortable. The Windows 10 is better, but OS X E1 Capitan is cleaner, more stable and has a better interface. It is a better alternative to Windows.

Software

Some great softwares are included when you buy a Mac PC or laptop. Some software can be downloaded for free. You will find lots of useful photos, apps, iMovie, iTunes, Maps, etc. that are already installed. So, you will be easily able to edit photos, make movies, create music, etc. without installing any software from outside. You get access to Mac App Store that has additional apps that you can install.

Build quality

Macs are expensive. But Mac is built to the highest standards, with high class components, great attention to detail and elegant styling. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful consumer electronic products in the market.

Components are optimized

The components of Mac are optimized, that is, it requires less power. Macs have a better battery life. So, you can work for longer.

Screen

Current MacBooks and iMacs have screens that feature anti-reflective coatings without any air gap. It has high DPI display that gives a crystal clear image.

Customer support

Macs have very good support and service options. They provide 90 days of complimentary phone support and one-year limited warranty after you purchase their product. Support is provided through telephone, online tools, Apple Retain Stores and through Apple Authorized Service Providers.

All these features make Mac a better option than PCs. Still, the choice will depend on the type of work you are going to do in your computer or laptop.

Are Macs safer than Windows computers?

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Apple users feel safer with the tight security features of Mac. It is known to be virus-free ecosystem. But this actually was a thing in the past. The reputation of great security of Mac is not true anymore true. Recently, a group of hackers took control of the Transmission Bit Torrent app and distributed malicious software to Mac users. It encrypts files on a victim’s machine and demands a $400 ransom payment to release the files that are affected. About 6,500 people were affected. It is not known yet which versions of Mac’s operating system are affected. Experts are now saying the Mac was secured because no one attacked Mac like this before.

mac_vs_windowsAs the market share of Mac was small, hackers didn’t attack them as it won’t be profitable for them. Windows, on the other hand, were always under attack from the hackers. Security experts think that Apple’s security is weaker and is easier to hack. Apple’s Gatekeeper, which was introduced in 2012, is the primary security measure on OS X computers, that is, Mac. This allowed users to download only apps that were approved by Apple. That means, users were restricted from downloading outside programs and so hackers were unable to steal their passwords and financial information. However, Gatekeeper has a number of weaknesses which the hackers can take advantage of. Hackers can bypass Apple’s protection and infect the software approved by Apple itself. Apple recently updated there security software by blocking some more files that seemed vulnerable to attacks.

The newest version of OS X is ranked at 5 out of 10 in terms of security; whereas, Windows 10 is ranked almost 7. Apple’s Macs and Macbooks are now a popular target for hackers. It was reported that only 7% of computer users use Apple’s OS X. But it doesn’t mean that it is safe because of the low population. The sales are expected to grow in future. So, attackers will continue hacking Mac.