John Mosier, Prescott's Patriot Agent  928 533-8142 (Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)

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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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No downside that we found.  Made the switch in 2009 - iMacs, MacBook Pros, all still functioning like "new" - and - you can run Windows if you need to on a Mac by using several different programs that permit this....

Oct 26, 2015 11:09 PM
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 Good Tuesday morning John. There are no pitfalls switching over to a Mac. I do have a piece of crap for the inspection software. Other than that, everything I do is on a Mac.

Oct 26, 2015 06:17 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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I'm a mac and apple-all user for a last decade. I can not compare anymore. My laptop has all I need.

Oct 26, 2015 01:41 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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The only downside is the need to purchase new software to repladce the programs you commonly use, for example, Microsoft Office

Oct 27, 2015 01:06 AM
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Michael Setunsky
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John Mosier I would think the only downside would be having to learn another operating system.

Oct 27, 2015 12:00 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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I tried using a Mac.  Thanks but I'll stay wit my PC.  Good luck you'll need it

Oct 26, 2015 09:51 PM
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Some applications are not available for the Mac vs the PC.

Oct 26, 2015 09:18 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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I didn't find any negatives.  We went total Mac several years ago, yes it was a learning curve but we caught on quickly with no issues. 

Oct 26, 2015 09:17 PM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
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I switched to Apple several years ago, first starting with an iPhone, then when a laptop died, then switched it. I would NEVER go back to Windows platforms. 

The reliability, the intuitiveness, and the attention to detail is amazing. Even now, after over a year having my current laptop, I am still so happy with it, like it was brand new.

Also, if you have an Apple store nearby, it is so easy, should you have issues, to get help. You just go online, schedule a Genius Bar appointment (you should do that when researching and/or buying too), and you just walk right in, passing up the line, and after minutes you have help as long as you need them.

The Apple store also offers training, will switch over all your data (very small fee), and will even do specific tasks with you, like working on a Keynote project, or iMovie.

Yes, as you can tell I am a HUGE fan!

Oct 26, 2015 07:58 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Learning curve, expense and a whole new world of hackable software that is currently attracting some serious attacks. Not a lot of difference but I do agree about PC's bloatware. 

Oct 26, 2015 12:19 PM
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Bob Crane
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The main one I know of is that the hardware and software are significantly more expensive.

Oct 26, 2015 11:01 AM
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I can't do it. I have an ipad and it's just different. No need to learn something new. 

Oct 26, 2015 10:50 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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The learning curve is the hardest part but it really isn't that bad. There are so many good things to consider. The photo editing and imovie are awesome. The only other drawback is I like to use Publisher to create documents and flyers and other than running another drive to access Publisher on the Mac you wouldn't be able to do that.

Oct 26, 2015 10:43 AM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
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If you've had it with people making decisions for you Apple may not be your choice. They have an even greater control over how your computer operating system looks and acts. Many people like this but those who like to customize are less enthusiastic.

Apple (and software) comes with a higher price tag. 

Apple is no longer assured to be malware free.

The password requirements can be pesky.

No right clicks.

Although I use Mac, PC and Chromebook. I have owned and used all of them and tend to go to the PC or Chromebook first. I am probably in the minority though. Most tend to like their Mac better than their PC.

Oct 26, 2015 10:05 AM
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Jack Lewitz
IL Real Estate Specialists - Evanston, IL

No right clicks

Oct 26, 2015 09:56 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I have never had a downside and I used to say I'll never buy a Mac, after my first one I can't ever even use a pc anymore. With all the positives, you'll be 100% happy you made the switch.

Oct 27, 2015 02:56 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Yes, the major pitfall is the amazing amount of money you will save not having to have technicians fix things all the time.

Oct 26, 2015 10:09 PM