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Eric Valente
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I've been using Apple products for 10+ years, I'd suggest you to go to the store and consult on this issues. The new computer should work well. Ex.: When you have your memory full, it can slow down. 

Apr 16, 2015 01:24 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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MACs can have their issues also.

Oct 07, 2018 05:43 AM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Sally and David, my youngest daughter swears by MACs, but it is interesting to have observed all the problems she has encountered at Purdue because the Apple products don't seem to be compatible with Purdue's systems. 

Apr 23, 2015 12:09 AM
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Matt Holder
Director of Product | Trulia - San Francisco, CA

Apple devices are not bulletproof; however, they're usually more reliable compared to other manufacturers (they're all PCs these days). One big difference in why is that almost all other manufacturers offer total customization, which can result in purchasing an ill-quipped machine for your needs, which can be the cause of crashes.

 

The Mac ecysystem is optimized around providing machines that are adequately powered to handle the typical needs of the software they run (i.e. Excel, Photoshop, etc.) and people who use them. This is why Mac's a re generally more expensive and offer little customization - they won't sell you an inadequate machine.

 

The OS is also generally more secure and the user experience (UX) is much more consistent since Apple controls both the hardware & OS.

Apr 17, 2015 10:08 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Sally,

I would suggest you call Apple or make an appointment at the Genuis Bar.  We have Apple Care, and they are incredibly responsive.  We have not had any problems.  Have you uploaded the latest updates? 

Apr 17, 2015 08:01 AM
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Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
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I have no problems with my Windows PC.  I use ESET security suite software and follow good security practices.  Most problems are caused by poor security practices.

Apr 17, 2015 12:45 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
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We all totally Mac and have been for several years. Never a glitch or problem.  I highly suggest you take you Mac in to the Genius Bar. At the least call Apple Care talk with them.  They are great about asking questions and walking you through check points and if you're under warranty (which it sounds you should be) it's free.  

Apr 16, 2015 11:48 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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I am happy your wrote this as i start my journey to find a new laptop and wondered about switching over to mac.

Apr 16, 2015 10:27 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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My MBP is now about three years old and rarely is there an issue. I have more problems with Cox Cable than with the computer. I would book an appointment with the Genius Bar and have them check it. Also it is worth paying for One on One at $99 a year.

Apr 16, 2015 10:17 PM
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Mike Belobradic
Johnston & Daniel Oakville - Oakville, ON
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I am a 15-year Mac user and this is not normal by any means. Yes, they will freeze once in awhile (the spinning disc syndrome) because software is software and things happen. However, it is infinitely less frequent than a typical PC. I would suggest you check it out with the Apple Store because something is not right. Good luck with it. Maybe it is a third party software issue.

Apr 16, 2015 10:04 PM
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James Dray
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I bought a Mac once and did not care for it.  I have a PC and haven't had any issues with it at all.    

Apr 16, 2015 09:17 PM
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 Good morning Sally. It must be you. I've been using Macs for over 10 years and if I have too many windows open eating up the resources it does slow down. Make an appointment with the Genius Bar.

Apr 16, 2015 06:36 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
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I'm using Mac only ( and all Apple devices). No freezing. If you got a new computer from Apple store, they are really good in assisting you with any issues( I believe, it is free, unless something is broken).

Apr 16, 2015 05:04 PM
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Christine Donovan
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I haven't had a Mac since law school.  I'm curious because I though they were supposed to have fewer problems than PCs.

Apr 16, 2015 03:19 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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Never used one - however, Mac also works on the similar chips - it's just little better exterior looks...

Apr 16, 2015 02:27 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
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No Sally & David a computer is a computer. Macs crash just like Windows PC's.

Apr 16, 2015 01:27 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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My broker has one and so does my dad. They both love them. I don't have any experience with them. BTW this is my dad's first computer and MAC and my broker has had several MACs. I wonder why he's had several of them. That might be a good question to ask him. 

I know I like my PC. Sure I upgrade it after over three years for a faster machine, but I have had great luck with all of my PC laptops. 

Apr 16, 2015 01:26 PM