Re: Brand new to Mac, is Macbook Pro A1502 a good starter machine
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I have been using a Mac for about two years now and I love it! I have had no trouble learning the voiceover commands. I have had no trouble with interacting with collections, groups, side bars, toolbars or any of the other elements related to using the Mac.
I have had such bad luck with using Windows computers that I have come to despise the windows operating system! Though I have been very careful, I have had three computers die because of malware, spyware and viruses. Plus, I have had various programs become disabled because of those darn windows updates! I have not used windows 10, but I have heard that some updates continue to cause problems. In short, if I can help it, I will never get another Windows computer again. I will either use a Mac or an iPad. Actually, I like the iPad the most. It’s a matter of personal preference, but the iOS and Mac operating systems are the ones I prefer.
As for the MacBook Pro, I have heard very good things about it. The only bad thing I’ve heard is that the built-in butterfly keyboard tends to break overtime and you have to have the Apple store replace it.
I like using a braille display with the Mac. It works very well. It also works very well with the iPhone and the iPad.
Aside from the MacBook Pro, you might consider using an iPad as an alternative to the traditional laptop computer. Some disagree, but many claim that with the new iPad operating system, the iPad is a good alternative to the traditional computer. Many claim that it will meet most of your needs. I’ve done a little research, and some IT professionals are using the iPad to do much of their work.
Again, this is all a matter of personal preference. However, I personally recommend a Mac or an iPad. You might want to go into an Apple Store and play with the iPad and the Mac for a while just to make sure you’ll like it. Maybe you’ll be able to decide that before you buy it. If you decide that you don’t like the Mac or the iPad, you can get a PC and not waste your money on something that doesn’t work for you.
If you years ago, my supervisor at work purchased a Mac because he got tired of windows. However, he still needed windows because there were certain programs that he needed that were not on the Mac. So, he had windows loaded on a Mac so that he could have the best of both. For him, that worked out very well. If you decide to get a MacBook Pro, that may be an option for you as well. Again, personal preference.
On Oct 18, 2019, at 1:41 PM, jan howells via Groups.Io <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: