I have found Apple to be technology’s best kept secret

Ericka Weisburn

Ding, ding, ding. Let’s get it on.

For years now technology enthusiasts and common people alike have debated the issue of whether an Apple or a PC is the best choice of computer. Blood has been shed and viruses have been sent. But now, the war is over because I, Erica Weisburn, have been chosen to expose the winner.

Based on appearance alone, the Apple computer blows away its competition. Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple, has been known to say that he only puts his logo on the most aesthetically pleasing product possible. According to Apple.com, “our designers and engineers agonize over every millimeter of every new Macintosh model and every pixel of the user interface. The result: Ergonomic products that are the toast of the design world.”

Mac OSX, the most popular operating system for Apple computers, is held to the same standard. The desktop is unique compared to the Windows operating system for starters. They have higher screen resolution, more vibrant colors, special effects and a strict attention to detail. No argument, it’s an operating system dated years ahead of Windows.

The only unattractive quality an Apple has is its price. In general, Apple computers are more expensive than most PCs on the market. On average, Apple laptops range from $1,000 to $2,000, according to Apple.com. It’s no secret Dell, Toshiba, Hewlett-Packard, Sony and plenty other PC brands usually sell their laptops at a cheaper price.

However, to risk sounding clich‚, you get what you pay for. There is a reason why you can buy a Dell computer for $399. That price will buy you amusement from throwing it down the steps and nothing more. For most of us though, a computer is a large investment. If you want something that will work, buy an Apple.

What makes an Apple dependable and proficient is the integration of its components. According to Apple.com, “only with a Mac do you get a system built by the same people who make the operating system, applications and the computer itself.”

Probably the most annoying part of owning a PC is the never-ending virus, spyware, and Ad-aware scans. Personally, my computer has its own soundtrack consisting of threat alerts and obnoxious beeps. According to Symantec.com, there are thousands of virus threats circulating through PCs. That is compared to only three viruses for Apple computers.

Buying an Apple computer almost eliminates the need for anti-virus software, ultimately saving you money. There is no need to worry, it’s just that safe.

Today, more than 95 percent of computers run on the Windows operating system. The fear of change and the myths about Apple computers have cost them most of the market share.

Forget what you thought you knew about Apple. The black screen, the green type and the clunky box that contained it all have become extinct. Steve Jobs and Apple have come a long way and have overcome their past reputation.

I’ve never met an Apple computer owner who didn’t completely love his or her purchase. The small percentage of people who own an Apple have discovered technology’s best kept secret, so to speak.

Erica Weisburn is a newspaper journalism major and a columnist for the Daily Kent Stater. Contact her at [email protected].