We want to extend our appreciation of the great job you did for our home and look forward to future services along with recommending your business to all of of friends.
Regarding: Installation and wiring for high speed wireless internet, a bedroom television and full home theatre with surround sound.
Hi Sue -
Good to hear from you.
To make is simple: A new Mac is definitely the way to go. Macs are more reliable, better looking, faster, more durable, last longer, easier to use and less likely to be bogged down with viruses or security vulnerabilities. Macs are also less prone to out-of-the-blue flakiness.
They do cost a bit more than PCs, but that’s only because Apple doesn’t skimp on quality of components. Even the least expensive Mac is more powerful and more featured than most PCs.
Choosing a Mac is easier than choosing a PC. Basically you just have to decide what size you’d like.
I think the new 13″ Macbook Pro is a really nice machine.
But some find the 13″ screen to be a bit too small.
Even the regular Macbook is very nice (I used one myself for years):
And it’s a bit cheaper than the Pro.
The prices on all the Apple equipment are quite close across the board (from Apple or a Reseller), but sometimes we can get some discounts through our distributors.
Let me know what you think.
All the best,
On Apr 3, 2010, at 12:51 PM, Sue wrote:
> Hunter, > > It is finally time for me to get a nice laptop like our two girls have. My parents would like to help me buy one. My question for you is this – the school I work at is pretty much all PC. My kids and husband think I really need to get a Mac. I am not up-to-date on how compatible everything is. If I use my computer mostly (90%) for work, is it okay to go with a Mac. > > I welcome your advice when you have the time. > > Thanks, > Sue >
Hi Jeff -
Yes, we can help. At least 50% of our business entails home user support.
How old is the machine? Normally what we do is:
Ensure the machine has sufficient memory. Ensure the machine does not have a hardware defect (like bad memory or bad hard drive – both known to cause performance issues). Ensure the operating system is functioning properly by: Removing out of date software Installing all important patching and updates Optimizing the system by eliminating unnecessary system services, cleaning temporary files and defragmenting the hard drive
Test the machine.
If the machine is exceptionally old – like 7+ years – then it’s usually not worth fixing. Instead, we junk the machine and migrate the data over to a newer machine (we have clients that upgrade their systems regularly and donate their equipment to us afterwards). Ultimately then you’ll have a fully functional system instead of something patched together.
Total cost: $50-$100
On Apr 5, 2010, at 9:03 AM, Heather wrote:
> Hunter > > My Moms computer is running real slow and really needs to be cleaned > up is that something you generally do and if so how much do you > charge for that service? > > >