I adore Apple's industrial design. And I love, given the narrow number of laptops, tablets and cellular handsets they offer, how easy it is to choose a MacOS or iOS device. PC users don't have it as easy--they're spoiled for choice. With so many companies releasing a seemingly endless sea of Windows 10 tablets and computers, it's hard to get a handle on what you should invest in. This is no more true than when a long-time Mac user opts to take a Windows PC for a spin, possibly for the first time in their lives.
In the second part of my PC World series on switching from Mac to Windows, I talk, in very broad terms, about the things Mac users should consider when they're shopping for their first Windows laptop.
In my case, I ended up rolling with a Surface Book (which Microsoft has been kind enough to loan out to me for a few months.) It's a beautiful, but flawed piece of hardware, just like many people would argue Apple's new MacBook Pro computers are. Have one of those on hand too. I wanted to be able to see what people are so seemingly frustrated about, and that meant spending some time with the hardware. For the record, I don't see it. The 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is a great little computer--I'll likely write about it on my personal blog sometime, soon.
Anyway, after a month and a half of using a Windows PC, I'm not entirely convinced that switching from MacOS would make anyone 'happy', including myself. But I'm not ready to draw any conclusions just yet. Give me another month and a few more column's worth of time to sort that out.
In the meantime, take a read of this, if you're so inclined.