In this blog post, I’m going to show you how I’ve transitioned from Mac to Windows over the past few years. I recently upgraded my desktop PC from a Macbook Pro to a Dell XPS 15 for work. In this case, the difference was pretty minimal. The biggest change was in my keyboard layout, and up until now I’ve only ever used Apple’s own keyboard when working remotely with Macs. It’s been great – but it’s always been a little bit of a hassle having to carry around two keyboards that are collectively known as Apple Wireless Keyboard or as some people prefer, Apple Keyboard + Trackpad Combo. But now Microsoft is offering an alternative – and it works wonderfully for me! In fact, since switching Windows 10 OS with OSX Mavericks almost 4 years ago now, I’ve become one of those people who love using both operating systems at the same time
There are a couple of things that I love about my DELL XPS 15. I’ve got a powerful 6-core Intel i7 processor, and 16GB of RAM. It’s lightning fast, and it’s got the battery life to go with it: around 8 hours. It took me a little while to get used to Windows for day-to-day work, but it’s great and I’ve been pleased that I’ve had few issues with it.
For me, the “killer app” on this machine is that it has a 4K screen. I love it. It makes everything look crisp and clear, and I love how I can play high resolution videos without any pixelation.
The one thing that’s been a little bit of an annoyance however is the trackpad. Apple do trackpads better than anyone else, for sure – but in the quest for size and portability, Apple sacrifices usability in my opinion. The trackpad on the XPS 15 is fine, but it’s not as good as the Apple one.