Why I Ditched Windows: My First Week With The M1 MacBook Air

It’s better than I thought!

Dom Kwolczak


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As a long-term Windows user, I’ve been thinking about switching to MacOS full-time for a while.

I say full-time, because during my time at university a few years ago, my primary coursework computer was an old MacBook Pro from 2012 and a Mac Mini from the same year.

But the primary PC was always a Windows gaming PC that I built myself.

Unfortunately, that gaming PC is now starting to show its age so I decided that it was time for an upgrade.

But here’s the thing, the primary use of my computer has completely changed over the last few years. For starters, I don’t really tend to play games that often anymore. I primarily used it for writing blog posts and basic video editing for my YouTube channel.

I don’t know why, but for some reason, I always found it more comfortable to work on MacOS. The software and apps available definitely have something to say about that.

In terms of Windows as an operating system, it doesn’t mean that I dislike the system, as a matter of fact, I’m one of those people who actually likes Windows 11 and sees the full potential that Microsoft has, especially when it comes to Windows Phone.

As an IT engineer, my job even includes managing Windows IT infrastructure including servers and workstations which run on Windows. So, when it comes to Microsoft Windows I know what I’m talking about.

Receiving the MacBook Air

Apple has always struck me as a company that believes in making every single detail count and like with countless other Apple products I’ve owned over the years, I wasn’t disappointed.

Even the box that the MacBook box came in was well thought out and did not disclose the fact that there was a MacBook inside. I wish more manufacturers did this!