Why your next PC should be a Mac®
Is a Mac the best value for my needs?Unlike a PC with Windows®, a Mac comes with everything a customer needs for email, calendar, contacts, photos, videos and more. There is a Mac for every budget, and all of them include iLife®, a suite of software that enables you to work with photos, video, music and more, plus other great applications for work and play. A Mac recognizes common file types, including Microsoft® Office documents, PDFs, images, text files, MP3s and more which can easily be moved from a PC to a Mac.
A Mac is built with fast Intel® processors, powerful graphics and engineering innovations that are far ahead of their time. It automatically downloads updates to included Apple software, so you can be sure that your Mac continues to provide excellent value to you in the future.
How do I move my files to a Mac?
Your files can easily be moved from a PC to a Mac via Ethernet cable, a shared network or external hard drive. There are also available a variety of third party solutions such as iTornado by Data Drive Thru for moving files. iTornado connects the Mac and PC using USB ports and does quick and easy file transfer. Or, you can arrange for Micro Center Service Department to do it for you for a nominal fee.
Can I join Windows Networks?
Yes. If you have a network at home or at work either wired or wireless, a Mac will fit right in. You can share files with any computer on your network, browse the web, and get your work or home email.
What about Wi-Fi?
All new Mac computers are WiFi capable. Available wireless networks automatically show up under the AirPort network menu. Just select the network you want to join, enter a password if necessary, and you're connected.
Is a Mac Safe from PC Viruses?
Yes, a Mac is virtually resistant to most viruses designed to attack PCs. Although no computer connected to the Internet is completely immune to all viruses and spyware, the Mac is built on a solid UNIX foundation and designed with security in mind. The Mac web browser, Safari, alerts you whenever you're downloading an application — even if it's disguised as a picture or movie file. Apple continually makes free security updates available for Mac owners and you can set your System Preferences to have them download automatically
Will my PC devices (Cameras, Printers, Hard Drives) work with a Mac?
Like Windows-based PCs, Macs uses plug-and-play technology and has hundreds of drivers for peripherals pre-installed. All you have to do is connect your device and go. Plus, Mac is smart enough to know what to do when you plug in your device. For example, when attaching a digital camera, the Mac automatically opens iPhoto® and prompt you to start importing your photos.
Is a Mac reliable?
When you buy a PC, you're buying hardware from one company and an operating system and software from other companies. Not so with a Mac. Because Apple builds both the computer and the software that comes with it, they're literally made for each other. This means that a Mac rarely freezes or crashes. Occasionally an application might quit, but it won't affect the rest of your system. And Mac OS X resists most viruses, so you can do anything — without worrying about losing everything.
Why should I buy a Mac from Micro Center?
Micro Center has been selling, servicing, and supporting Apple products since we opened our very first store in 1979. We continue to offer customers the largest and very best selection of Apple products and third-party products made to work with Apple® Macintosh®, iPod® and iPhone®. You'll enjoy shopping in our dedicated Apple Department, staffed with Apple trained and Certified Associates, providing customers unparalleled attention and service. Micro Center is a Certified Apple Repair Center.
- Apple Authorized Reseller since 1979
- Dedicated Apple Department
- Knowledgeable Apple Certified Associates
- Huge selection of Apple and other name-brand products for Apple, iPod and iPhone
- Certified Apple Service Center
- 18-Minute In-Store Pickup
Is it easy to learn how to use a Mac?
Every Mac is created with the guiding principle that computers should be easy to use, so you can spend more time doing what you love and less time figuring out how your computer works. If you've never owned a Mac, you may need a little time to get used to it. But within a week, you'll be amazed at how easy it is to maneuver through basic tasks, and you and your new Mac will get along like old friends. Because all Mac applications are designed to work in the same, intuitive way, you'll quickly pick up iPhoto, Mail, or any of the other software that comes with your Mac.
Can a Mac run Windows and Microsoft Office?
Yes. Microsoft® Office is available for the Mac®. Word, PowerPoint, and Excel files created on a Mac are fully compatible with Windows®. Other popular applications are also available for the Mac such as Adobe Creative Suite. If you need to use a particular Windows-only application, you have a few options: Boot Camp, Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion. Boot Camp is loaded with every new Mac, and it lets you run Windows® natively — as if your Mac were a PC. If you want to run Mac OS X and Windows side by side, you can Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion is another solution.
What Kind of support can I expect?
Every Mac comes with service and support that's consistently voted the best in the business. If you have a problem in the first year of owning your new Mac, you can take it to any Micro Center retail store or other authorized Apple Certified repair center. With the purchase the AppleCare® Protection Plan, you extend your service and support to up to three years. All Micro Center stores offer free walk-in technical support.
Visit a Micro Center store near you and one of our Mac specialists will help you on your way to becoming a happy Mac owner.