How to switch from Mac to PC, part 6: Which Mac users should do it

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After spending close to 20 years as a Mac user, I decided to switch to using a Windows 10 PC. Over the past few months, we’ve gone over all the angles of this decision:

In the final installment of this series, I’m going to discuss which kinds of Mac users should switch to Windows, and who should keep their Mac, and why.

The grass isn’t always greener

First, a confession: I was wrong about why I wanted to leave the Mac. 

I decided to pick up a Microsoft Surface Book because I was deeply dissatisfied with the number of times my 2015 MacBook Pro with Retina display was forcing me to visit the Apple Store for warranty repairs, graphical glitches and slow performance.

The Surface Book I’ve been using has twice the RAM, a discrete graphics card, and a zippier processor. It plays games and handles my photo editing workflow beautifully—until it doesn’t.

One afternoon, it refused to turn on. A victim of The Sleep of Death, according to a Microsoft tech. Despite downloading the latest Windows updates, my machine’s old firmware had rendered it a paperweight. I shipped it off and used my Mac for a week while I waited for a new one to arrive.

What I’m saying here is that computers are complicated. Drivers might not update correctly. Software can cause conflicts. The failure of an individual component could be enough to bring a whole system to its knees. This is a truth, no matter which operating system you use. Windows 10 is a great operating system, and there are a lot of great Windows PCs out there. But in the end, they’re just as prone to failure as a Mac can be.

With this in mind, here are my thoughts on which Mac users should switch from using an Apple-branded computer, and who should stick with what they have.

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