1. RavenSword's Avatar
    Might be a tad weird, but I'm curious if everyone here that uses a iPad and iPhone dosent also use a Mac, but a PC? Right now that's my setup. I have a iphone , iPad, appletv, but I use the family PC.

    I don't own a computer that's just mine. And if I were to get one , I'm not sure my desktop would be a Mac, but maybe a PC because of the gaming factor. I would maybe get a MacBook, but that might be overkill to have a desktop and a laptop.

    This got me thinking because I did just download office 365 ( free trial) on my PC and downloaded the iPad apps , and I'm liking it a lot from the first impression and it seems like something I'd stick with. Wonder how the Mac versions would be.

    Anyway, does anyone also use a PC in addition to their apple products ? How does that combo mesh?
    03-27-2014 09:36 PM
  2. pr1nce's Avatar
    That's me an iPhone and a windows laptop
    03-27-2014 09:38 PM
  3. rayz336's Avatar
    That's me and I'd guess that the majority of iOS users probably use Windows PCs because of how prevalent they are. I have an iPad, iPhone, and ThinkPad
    03-27-2014 10:03 PM
  4. kataran's Avatar
    Yes I'm also a PC guy running the most criticized win version Vista

    It's actually the best windows since 3.1 in my opinion

    iMore Ambassador -iPhone 5s
    03-27-2014 10:59 PM
  5. RavenSword's Avatar
    Huh, honestly figured everyone would be opposed to using PCs. Good to see I'm not alone at least, ha ha.

    I'm just so used to windows on desktop I guess. Never even owned a Mac. If I did get a Mac, I wonder if office 365 would be as good as it is on PC? Or if if just start using iWork. My thing with iWork would be compatibility with other programs.
    03-27-2014 11:36 PM
  6. RavenSword's Avatar
    That's me an iPhone and a windows laptop
    How do you like windows for a laptop? What do you own?
    03-27-2014 11:37 PM
  7. anon(4698833)'s Avatar
    I think you can pretty safely assume that most people who own iPhone's do not own a Mac of some sort...considering the amount of iPhones that are sold in total vs. the amount of Mac's sold.
    03-28-2014 07:05 AM
  8. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Everyone in my house has either an iPhone, iPod, iPad or some combination of those. We only have windows pc's. I just picked up a laptop running windows 8. We also have another laptop and a desktop running vista. They are both old and need to be replaced. I would like to have a MacBook but have not allocated the cash for that purchase yet. Maybe this year.

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    03-28-2014 07:26 AM
  9. Speedygi's Avatar
    I have a Windows laptop just because many of the games and apps I like are on there and nowhere else, so it's really just personal choice.
    03-28-2014 07:58 AM
  10. acerace113's Avatar
    Yes, my PC is my main gaming rig that has all my music and stuff on it.

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    03-28-2014 09:04 AM
  11. mulasien's Avatar
    I think you'd find that the vast majority of iOS users are on a PC instead of Mac. Like Sean said, looking at the number of iOS devices sold vs. Macs sold, there are far more iOS devices than Macs out there. It helps that the cost barrier of entry for an iOS device is much lower than a Mac.

    I'd like to get a Mac someday, however my Windows PC works perfectly fine now and I don't have a compelling reason to switch over, yet.
    03-28-2014 09:11 AM
  12. sting7k's Avatar
    Windows 7 all the way here.
    03-28-2014 09:16 AM
  13. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    I have either Windows Vista, Windows 7 Ultimate or Linux running on all of my computers although I am very interested to hear about the rumour I hear of a Retina Macbook Air.

    Four of my desktops run Win 7 and the last runs Linux but is little more than a server anyway, so it doesn't really count.

    I have two laptops as well as all my desktops and one of them is a beast of a gaming machine and too unwieldy to take out and about as a day-to-day device and the other laptop is old and clunky now.
    03-28-2014 09:27 AM
  14. RavenSword's Avatar
    Do you guys have a recommended windows laptop?
    03-28-2014 09:42 AM
  15. Speedygi's Avatar
    I would recommend Lenovo's, to me they are the only acceptable laptops to me and they are road warrior machines...
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    03-28-2014 09:52 AM
  16. RavenSword's Avatar
    I would recommend Lenovo's, to me they are the only acceptable laptops to me and they are road warrior machines...
    Yeah, I hear there pretty great. Do windows laptops really have performance issues? Or does it depend how much money you spend?
    03-28-2014 10:28 AM
  17. Speedygi's Avatar
    Yeah, I hear there pretty great. Do windows laptops really have performance issues? Or does it depend how much money you spend?
    No issues really. But don't expect the aluminum builds you get on Apple MacBooks, as that's just the way it is for PC laptops nowadays (although a few manufacturers have come up with unibody designs).
    03-28-2014 10:44 AM
  18. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    All the years that I've used iOS devices, I've always had a Windows computer up until a month ago when I bought a Mac. It enhances the Apple experience while owning a Mac. But I benefitted from using iOS just as much even with a Windows laptop. Although iTunes really started to suck on Windows lately.
    03-28-2014 11:31 AM
  19. jburke82's Avatar
    I have had a windows laptop for years, and used windows all of my life (well...from a child on). My last laptop died on me, and I found a great deal on a used, older macbook...so I went with that. I also am not a fan of windows 8, so that made my decision easier as well.

    I still use windows everyday at work, so I don't miss it like I would if I didn't have access to it. There are some things I like more about windows, and some I like more about my macbook.
    03-28-2014 11:44 AM
  20. shief24's Avatar
    Last year I owned a an iPad, MacBook Pro, and a windows all in one desktop PC (with a touch screen). But I sold the desktop and now use my MacBook Pro as my main computing device. I also run parallels if I need to use windows specific apps on my Mac. I really do miss that desktop though....
    03-28-2014 12:01 PM
  21. sting7k's Avatar
    Yeah, I hear there pretty great. Do windows laptops really have performance issues? Or does it depend how much money you spend?
    In my experience your Windows experience is directly proportional to the amount of money you spend. All your money should go to the CPU/GPU and screen. You can upgrade the HDD and RAM later for super cheap.
    03-28-2014 12:48 PM
  22. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I am sorry to say I am still in the PC age but I built it myself with components I wanted still using Windows 7 Pro with no bloatware. Just what I need with high end components and just mirrored and installed an SSD 2 days ago and the boot time is incredible. I just cant handle the cost or need for a MAC at this time.
    03-28-2014 12:55 PM
  23. Amamba's Avatar
    All businesses and people I interact with or travel to use PC. I would be very limited in accessing my data do or collaborating with others if I used Mac, also the cost would be very high. I use Excel with macros, Word, PowerPoint (where I typically have to add my data to a shared presentation) and a few specialized tools. I can use my home computer to do many work related tasks if a quick need arises, using MS Office that only cost me $10 via some kind of employer sponsored program. I can't use free suites like OpenOffice because they don't maintain the formatting of presentations and spreadsheets very well. If I had a Mac, I'd need to do everything on my work laptop, which is a chore sometimes.

    Of course if I was in a profession that doesn't require much remote collaboration, or odd graphics / publishing, Mac would be rest.
    03-28-2014 01:44 PM
  24. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    Same here.....iPhone 5 and mostly Microsoft PCs ranging from Windows 7 to 8.1 and a couple Windows Server boxes. I also have a Ubuntu laptop.
    03-28-2014 01:44 PM
  25. taz323's Avatar
    Have iPhones, iPads and a PC, would I like a Mac, yes, but the PC works till then.
    03-28-2014 01:47 PM
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