Some things I like better about mac (in no particular order):
- expose' mode - if you don't know what that is, don't worry about it, but it's much nicer than many windows open at the bottom of the screen
- the power cord is much smaller and easier to carry
- great battery life - rated at 7 hours, but I get an actual 4.5 hours with wifi on and a lot of stuff running at once
- the wifi app (airport) connects to wifi networks much faster and is much more solid than any pc I've had
- the look of all the programs is cleaner and easier to read
- fewer options - yes I said fewer. The system preferences in a PC are dizzying and I've always hated that. The preferences in a mac are fewer, but very adequate.
- sleep mode - computer wakes up and is ready to go right away. yes windows vista has that too, but windows vista is deficient in about 100 other areas, so that doesn't count :)
- The track pad shortcuts are nice, easy to get used to and save time
- its quite a beautiful machine. I feel a little lustful when I look at it (Forgive me Father, for I have sinned)
- they never freeze - not true. I've had two freezes that needed a force quit so far
- every PC program has a mac counterpart - not true. There appears to be no equivalent to MS Publisher and PC study bible. I would like to have both of them
Macs are not more expensive. If you buy a quality laptop computer (mac or pc), you're going to pay well over $1000. I'm talking about a machine that is made mostly of metal and that looks and feels solid. My macbook pro has a 2.26 ghz processor, 4 GB ram and 320GB hard-drive. I paid just over $1300. A Dell Latitude (which is comparable in quality) with the same specs and shorter battery life is $1500+.
Yes, macs look much cooler and I feel cooler using it. No apologies there. Just last week the fact that I was a mac user drew someone over to me and lead to a 20 minute conversation that was really beneficial to my function in ministry. I doubt that will happen much, but it's a good bet that nobody is going to come up to me out of the blue and say, "Glad to see you using a PC". I've switched and I doubt I'll go back.