Late to the (Apple) party...
OK, so I'm a bit late to the party but I finally "get" what Apple Computer is all about - when they get it right, an Apple product is not just good, but it is as good as it can possibly be.
I've been a long time Windows user and my view of Apple was as a purveyor of over-priced fashion items. Watching the Ashton Kutcher Jobs movie persuaded me to look a bit deeper...
My current windows laptop is a Toshiba Satellite Pro and taking an a new look at it I realised that it is simply "as good as it needs to be". It is heavy, but not too heavy, it's a little noisy, but not too noisy, the screen is OK, the keyboard is OK and everything is adequate but no more.
Armed with an education discount and a credit card with 0% for new purchases I now have a 13.3" Macbook Pro with a retina display, and wow! the difference is unbelievable! It is light, totally silent, the keyboard and trackpad are a delight to use and the screen is just astounding!
And the attention to detail! I love the way the Apple logo fades away as I close the lid. I love the magnetic power plug. And I love the way that my Wacom tablet USB plug fits so snug in its socket. There is literally no visible gap between the aluminium case and the inserted USB plug - such a contrast to the insecure and wobbly sockets on the Toshiba.
So now I am converted, I'm just sorry it took me so long to get here!