People often ask me what I use and which I prefer. Well, the short answer is I use both and these days I way prefer Mac.
For work I have an HP PC, and for personal I have a MacBook.
I am now using a 2015 MacBook Pro 13 inch. I use it for translation, lesson creation, blogging, reading books, watching YouTube and DVDs, listening to music, working with photographs, watching Netflix, shopping, banking – you name it. It is very portable. The screen resolution is amazing. Mac is very intuitive and it does everything for you. Network problems just diagnose themselves. The best part is that you can just close the lid when you are done. No rebooting, it never hangs. You just open it and start to work. It is a very graphical interface, short on text. No software to buy though and no virus protection necessary (though I do have it). Macs are way more expensive than PCs but they come with software already loaded and also seem to last much longer than PCs.
The only external software I use is Microsoft Office, and that is because my clients use it.
When I started working with computers for a living in about 1988, Apples and PCs were very different beasts. Now the user interfaces are very similar but I still prefer Mac.
I’ve been lucky in that my workplace used Macs from the start, I’ve always had access to the latest versions of all things Mac and had lots of training too. Now I am retired I still use iPhone, iPad and an iMac at home. The only downside of this is that when faced with my husband’s work’s Windows laptop I am at a serious disadvantage!
I have a Windows laptop, which contains some software that I can’t get for a Mac, so the machine is used only sparingly. I never “got” the Mac thing until after I bought my first iPod and then a year or two later an iPhone. I then realised that if I went the whole hog I could be truly portable in every sense, wherever I happened to be because EVERYTHING was on every device automatically. So now I love Mac/Apple in all its forms.