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The turn of the Mac: switching from PC to an Apple MacBook

I recently purchased an Apple MacBook Pro for my business, Awdesign Digital, having used PCs for as long as I can remember. This was a response to becoming increasingly frustrated with my existing computers since going full-time self-employed in early 2019.

Up till now I have used two Windows-based machines: a desktop PC purchased in 2011 and an Acer Aspire laptop bought in 2013. While fine for day-to-day use, using Microsoft Office packages and web browsing, they aren’t really cut out for memory-hungry tasks like graphic design and video editing.

Opening applications that I use regularly, e.g. Adobe Illustrator and Premiere, can take several minutes, and from a cold start I found it often took up to 45 minutes to get fully up and running on a work day. With the MacBook I’ve managed to do the same in 90 seconds.

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