Have you ever considered a Mac vs PC? You probably have if you can identify with any of the following complaints by other PC owners.
Tired of freeze-ups, error messages and constantly
having to reboot?
Or having to click a 'Continue' button to authorize any changes you
might want to make in Vista?
How about countless daily Windows updates to combat the neverending
supply of viruses targeting PCs?
Not to mention the virtually non-existent support for Windows?
These are just a few of the questions you may want to consider when
searching for your next computer.
Why Mac vs PC?
Macintosh Computers are generally much easier to
use than PC's. New
models include video tutorials, a consistent look and feel for all
applications and a simpler operating system. The Mac OS X, or Leopard
is based on the drag and drop actions that Mac is known for. Apple is
the only company that makes certified Macintosh computers. This makes
them much more robust that their PC counterparts.
And all software is certified by the same company that makes the Mac
itself. This results in a computer that is secure, stable and
Pressed for Time?
A Mac will start-up considerably faster than a PC.
The OS is optimized
for hardware designed specifically for Macintosh computers. Windows is
designed to run on a large range of different components and hardware.
All of which are made by varying manufacturers. The necessary equipment
checks performed during start-up can be quite time consuming.
A Macintosh will run more smoothly for much longer than the average PC.
The PC tends to be consumed with a mass of performance slowing software
in just weeks. You will not need to reboot your Mac half as much.
Quality Control of Mac vs PC
The quality of a PC depends on the manufacturer.
All Mac Computers come
from Apple, so the quality control on all models is much more
consistent. Not convinced? Pick up a solid metallic MacBook Pro in one
hand and a high end PC laptop in the other.
They are also made of recyclable glass and
aluminum. Macs tend to last
longer than PC's and, while more expensive, they hold their value
better. If you decide not to sell it, you can recycle it.
Not exactly, but PCs are the target of the vast
majority of computer
viruses throughout the world. This is especially important to consider
if you have family members that insist on opening all email
attachments. Look into Mac
Comparison of Mac vs PC
Mac Computers are traditionally more expensive,
though the price has
come down in recent years. But, you truly get what you pay for.
A PC desktop can be acquired for as little as $300. And $450 can buy a
decent PC laptop. The least expensive Mac Mini costs $599, and the
least expensive iMac goes for $1,199. An entry level MacBook laptop
will run you $1,099, while the entry level MacBook Pro starts at
$1,199. The slim MacBook Air starts at $1,799, while a comparable ultra
portable PC laptop is around $2,500 (Lenovo x300).
Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder
The stunning display, good looking keyboard (with
click), and a trip proof power cord help the Mac come out ahead when
you consider the cool factor.
The Bottom Line
The ease and reliability of a Mac will cost more
to obtain, but it is
more robust and will hold its value much better than a PC.