Age 70 and ready for new technology, I think.
May 6, 2012 8:54 AM Subscribe
I am anticipating switching from a PC to a Mac Book Air, please help me understand any downsides and address several concerns.
posted by rmhsinc to computers & internet (20 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I am quite satisfied with my 13.3 inch Toshiba Portege R705 but have been very impressed with the display quality of my daughter's Mac Book Pros an Air. I have used a PC for 20+ years and I realize my major apprehension about the change is change itself. At age 70 I do not want fear of change and predictability to stop me from doing new things. I am very comfortable and relatively competent at handling most Windows problems and often help friends with minor installation and operating problems. As I travel extensively the most important issues for me are weight, reliability, display quality and the ease of customizing such things as font size, display characteristics and user customizable features. I plan on getting a Mac Book air 13.3 with 256 GB. I comfortable with the absence of an optical drive and cost is not an issue. What I would like you to do is identify any problems/concerns you think I might encounter in the transition to Mac. Please do not try and convince of why I should make the transition--I am already there. If anything, try and convince me why I should not. I have minor vision problems (age 70) and can not stress how important minor customization of the display is. I do not need specialized accessibility but minor personalization is important. Thanks