TL;DR One of my friend recently got chided in class for having a windows laptop instead of a Macbook Pro in his newly enrolled design course.
He is 16, totally new to graphic design. He bought a new ASUS laptop with apretty good GFX card and processor 2 months before school starts.Fast forward, first day of school.
Lecturer saw 2-3 students not using a mac, publicly chided them for registering for an art and design class without using a mac.
So here I am, wondering why do designers prefer a Mac?
I thought about it and the only reason I find that is not superfluous (e.g. nice looking UI, simple and elegant design on the laptop itself) is it's great font management.
It's great that I do not need to restart photoshop / illust. to be able to use the new font I just downloaded and install.
Any other things that you feel is the reason why Macs are prevalent in the design industry?