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Possibly purchasing an HP x360 but want to know if I can still use my iCloud account

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Hello!

Ive always used an Apple Mac for my photography, however I need to get a business laptop for my accounting and any dedicated running of my business.  Ive seen the HP Envy x360 and thought it looked great, however I wanted to know opinions from you if this is a good move and if I can still save everything on my iCloud account if I move over to a windows laptop???

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@Luce4 

 

Yes, you can access iCloud from a Windows machine.  I use it on my Zbook workstation to keep track of my iPad Pro data and make the information available on Windows.  The actual transfer of a new photo (for example) from the iPad to the iCloud on Windows is seamless and takes between one and five minutes to update the data on the Windows side.

 

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Were I you, I would consider investing a little more money and consider a business / commercial class machine.  The warranty is generally longer (and might be more comprehensive, though I cannot guarantee that is the case).  The components are usually better and many of these are meant to be upgraded / repaired in the field (more options for features and replacement). 

 

The upfront cost for a business class machine is higher, of course.  As with the consumer grade lines, there are lower, mid-range, and top-of-the-line choices.  How you decide must be based on your budget, your skill level (business grade systems provide a lot of options, some of which are powerful but not necessarily "point and click").  Consider the timeframe of your investment (how long you expect to keep a particular machine before upgrading / replacement).

 

My opinion

The "x360" option to fully extend the computer into a "tablet" format is a really nice feature.  Know that the hinges are somewhat delicate - these are not military grade hardware items and abuse - or even heavy use - might result in problems down the line.   Depending on what you read, the option is the worst thing ever to happen to a computer or one of the best features ever invented.  I had a very nice EliteBook x360 and it performed quite well.  I admit I primarily used it as a "sitting on the desk" system and only occasionally made use of the fold-to-tablet operation.  The system was a loaner and I did donate it at the end of the loan period (one year).

 

Information - iCloud - Read this and perhaps ask more questions at the Apple forum, too.

iCloud for Windows

 

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Dragon-Fur

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