Photo Essay: Why students love Apple

Mac vs. PC.

It’s been the debate that has raged among college students for years.In a technology-savvy world, what leads a person to make the big decision of purchasing a certain laptop?

There are many factors that one has to consider before making such a large commitment. Many students want the laptops they purchase to last them throughout their college tenure–whether that be four years or eight years.

The biggest factor is cost.

Apple products are known for their high cost, but long life span. On the other hand, PC’s can be purchased for much less, but is their quality what you pay for them?

UGA students are like a majority of college students across the nation–seas of Mac’s like Moses parting the Red Sea.

Apple products, like this MacBook Air, can be seen all over UGA's campus. Apple products are known for their light weight, making it easy for students to put them in their backpacks and trek across campus.
Apple products, like this MacBook Air, can be seen all over UGA’s campus. Apple products are known for their light weight, making it easy for students to put them in their backpacks and trek across campus. (Photo/Chelsey Shirley)
Juliana Lima, 20, a political science and world languages education double major, from Sao Paulo, Brazil, uses her MacBook Air for everything. Lima said her MacBook was the best investment she and her parents made and never has to worry about it crashing.
Juliana Lima, 20, a political science and world languages education double major, from Sao Paulo, Brazil, uses her MacBook Air for everything, on Monday, February 13, 2017. Lima said her MacBook was the best investment she and her parents made and never has to worry about it crashing. (Photo/Chelsey Shirley)
Jessie Gerke, 21, a human development and family sciences major, from Acworth, Georgia, uses her MacBook Pro so much that she is actually in the market for a new one. Gerke owned her MacBook Pro for over five years.
Jessie Gerke, 21, a human development and family sciences major, from Acworth, Georgia, uses her MacBook Pro so much that she is actually in the market for a new one, on Monday, February 13, 2017. Gerke owned her first MacBook Pro for over five years. (Photo/Chelsey Shirley)
Nil Patel, 20, a finance major, from Cordele, Georgia, has owned a MacBook Pro for almost four years. Patel said he doesn't have to worry about viruses on his MacBook Pro.
Nil Patel, 20, a finance major, from Cordele, Georgia, has owned a MacBook Pro for almost four years, on Monday, February 13, 2017. Patel said he doesn’t have to worry about viruses on his MacBook Pro. (Photo/Chelsey Shirley)
Brianna Miller, 19, a management information systems major, from Powder Springs, Georgia, considers herself faithful to the Apple brand. Miller said one of the biggest reasons she loves the brand is because her MacBook Pro can be used for more than just a computer. Miller loves that her MacBook connects to her iPhone via her iCloud account.
Brianna Miller, 19, a management information systems major, from Powder Springs, Georgia, considers herself faithful to the Apple brand, on Monday, February 13, 2017. Miller said one of the biggest reasons she loves the brand is because her MacBook Pro can be used for more than just a computer. Miller loves that her MacBook connects to her iPhone via her iCloud account. (Photo/Chelsey Shirley)
Katie Pilson, 20, a public relations major, from Washington, Georgia, is a fairly new Apple owner. She owned a PC during her first two years of college. Once she got into her computer coding and production classes, she made the switch to a MacBook Pro because it allowed her to work on more "hardcore" projects without feeling like her PC would crash.
Katie Pilson, 20, a public relations major, from Washington, Georgia, is a fairly new Apple owner. She owned a PC during her first two years of college. Once she got into her computer coding and production classes, she made the switch to a MacBook Pro because it allowed her to work on more “hardcore” projects without feeling like her PC would crash. (Photo/Chelsey Shirley)
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