A 'hidden cost' of being a pro Locked

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Biggs23 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,075
Re: A 'hidden cost' of being a pro

MrMojo wrote:

Biggs23 wrote:

MrMojo wrote:

Biggs23 wrote:

cajuncc wrote:

I hate to be "that guy," but this is why more and more professionals are using Macs. Not to say they never have problems or anything, but I recently upgraded my 5-year-old iMac to a brand new MacBook Pro. Loss of productive time? Maybe an hour or two copying things over. Time Machine keeps all my important stuff backed up. No screwing with drivers, hardware incompatibility, serial numbers, pre-loaded junk, etc, etc.

The up-front cost is a little higher, but you know you're getting quality hardware and the hours you lose screwing with a windows PC are worth a lot more than the difference in price.

I've never spent more than 3-5 hours upgrading from one PC to another. Macs are no faster than that, either.

Not counting the time it takes Migration Assistant to do its (unattended) thing, I usually need no more than 30 minutes to tweak a new Mac. The length of time MA requires depends on the amount of data being transferred...

I would be counting that time as I included copying over bulk data in my 3-5 hours estimate. Much of that time would be unattended just as it would be for the Mac. Six one way, half a dozen the other.

If the data migration does not require any user intervention, then it needn't be counted as time spent actually working on the computer. The 30 minutes or so is to address preferences and the odd third-party app that did not make the trip from the old Mac to the new one.

You're welcome to phrase it however you'd like, it doesn't bother me.

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