So here I am, an avid Windows user for the past 18 years or so. Over the past few years almost everyone I know that are in the same line of work as me have made the switch over to Mac, but I stuck by my beloved Windows.

For the longest time I thought it was the best operating system to use purely because I saw Mac devices as being extortionately expensive. Last week I threw caution to the wind and bought myself a 13″ Macbook Pro with retina display and I’m beginning to see how wrong I was…

I don’t think I’m going to mention anything here you haven’t probably already seen from people reviewing Macs, so I’ll keep it short. Here’s what I like about the device so far:

  1. The build quality is outstanding and it is immediately apparent, even the charging cable has a certain weight to it that simply makes it feel premium.
  2. The retina display is unlike anything I’ve seen on any desktop/laptop I’ve owned before. All of those pixels jammed into the compact 13″ display (which doesn’t feel nearly as small as I was afraid it was going to) makes for a very good viewing experience.
  3. Mac-exclusive software like Sketch and Affinity Designer are finally within my grasp. This is a big one for me, my mouth has been watering for at least a year now to try them out.

There are still quite a few features I haven’t yet discovered and some differences between the operating systems I have to get used to, but I’m very happy with my purchase so far.

I’m looking to make this my go-to device for all of my visual design and web development work and I’m starting to think there might be some truth to the words: “Once you go Mac, you never go back.”