I've had several PC's and I bought an iMac about 18 months ago and it is head and shoulders above any PC I've owned. Every update, every software installation has been seamless. I'm really pleased and will never go back.
Well granted, each system has its own advantages and disadvantages. Mac is pricier, and more about label, but offers extensive and very able components, including great video and audio programs, plus a very organized and intellectual user interface and file system. Apple Inc has a great ability in linking all of its software and implements together, i.e iPad, iPod, Mac. PC's are a different story on the other hand. While Macs are great in connecting with each other, they are outnumbered and are not as compatible with other computers, such as PCs. With a PC you can download and transfer any type of file or program with very capable ease. And more expensive gaming PCs are unparalleled in their ability to provide an enjoyable user experience. So what I am saying is this. I believe that Macs are generally better than PCs, for their smart user interface and ease of maneuverability around the machine. However, if you are a techie, like myself, I find PCs to be more adaptable to separate conditions, and I can alter my PC any which way I want, (plus the ability to admin and hack are much easier with PC) whilst with a Mac, it is harder to shape your computer the way that you want it to. So, Mac: easier and better with factory condition PC: ability to transition it any way you want.
Well, not to get caught up in the PC/MAC debate but here we go...
To be honest, for the normal user, the mom who wants to just surf the internet, read funny emails, download some music, then it doesn't really matter. Each have their strong points and their short comings. It just depends on what you want to do with it.
To sum it all up....the choice is yours, but for the average user, stick to a PC. It may not be a flashy sports car, but the minivan will take you and all your stuff to the hockey game.
Great question! Mac all the way. It's great not having to wait half an hour for the thing to boot up.
Mac. With Bootcamp you can have a PC on your Mac. No viruses or other maliciousness that is a constant concern when owning a PC; and my Mac has never crashed. They're practically indestructible too, good for clumsy laptop owners and airport traveling.
I would say Mac.
I used PCs for nearly 16 years before deciding three years ago to try out a Macbook. I wasn't too sure about the decision so I made a partition and installed Windows on one partition so that I had a Mac and a PC. Initially I kept going back to the Windows partition out of sheer habit, but slowly as I familiarised myself with the available Apple software that came with my Macbook and found other compatible software to replace my windows applications, I found that I was most of the time with the Mac partition. I haven't used the windows partition for over a year now and can do without it
So based on this experience and all the other usual reasons like, convenience and being virus-free, great online support and fantastic applications, I would say definitely Mac.
Here is what I do for choices.
I will go for Mac when I am thinking of using it for graphic or music. It is great for doing superb graphic presentation as well as entertain by the nice music.
For others, I go for PC. It has lots of stuff for games, software, etc. Mac is more specialize for graphic presentation and entertainment in music.
MAC obs !! even tho i don't own one out of the World but i run using my VMware Thanks to Vmware !!
Both have their good and bad sides. First, Macs are expensive. I have a business in the Philppines and I sure can afford to have all my employees use a Mac. PCs are great for grunt work.
One thing I really like about a Mac is it is constantly upgrading and your not always reformatting your computer because of viruses. On the other hand, there seems to be much for software for PCs than for Macs.
I'd say MAC - I have both and just find it easier to navigate and use things.
Such a controversial topic!
I choose PC because it is in the majority for the business world... Ever try to install a piece of software on the Mac only to find that the software you want to use doesn't come in a Mac-compatible version? Well, I have... it makes it a bit difficult in some cases to function in the business world. Things are getting better though, they have Mac MS Word which will allow greater compatibility between platforms, but we still see some errors that crop up every few days or so...
Oh, and in case you are wondering, my PC takes 22 seconds to load and "come up" from power button to desktop.
It depends what you want to do with it! If you just want to browse and listen to music then a cheap netbook with Windows or even Linux is the way forward. If you want to run a home office as cheaply as possible, or you want to download and run software from, shall we say, less than legitimate sources, then a Windows PC is probably the way to go. If you want to create websites, music, or anything creative professionally you definitely need a Mac. You can do everything on any format really - I know music producers who use PCs and offices that use Macs.
I chose a Mac because I make music, and also because I like not having to fight viruses, malware etc all the time. I miss being able to run 'differently acquired' software all the time though, like I did on my old PC!
Both sides have very distinct advantages. For example: Windows, or PC, is the original home computer. It has great compatability and flexibility in terms of word processors, financial programs, and of corse videogames. Mac, or apple, is the future of the home computer. They have made revelations in terms of the way we access live streamed information, music, video clips, and overall internet access. Given the pros for both sides, you have to look at the cons. PC is the most popular form of home computer in the United States, therefor there are thousands upon thousands of web junk and viruses that are specifically targeted at PC formatted programs. Mac is very expensive and can be complicated to handle for all of those "old school" PC fans, and all popular programs require new formatting to be compatable on a Mac. However, when you tally up all the pros and cons, I would have to go with a Mac over a PC. Mac's do tend to be more pricey than any PC, but you get what you pay for. Mac's tend to last longer and require less maintenance than the average PC. Maintenance meaning regular virus screenings, diagnosis check-ups, and WAY fewer crashes and "blue screens." Mac's, in my opinion, are also able to handle multiple programs running at once. Being a college student, my desktop has only three programs running. A word processor, my media player(i.e itunes or WMP), and an internet browser with facebook up. I want to be sure my computer won't crash when a few programs are contradicting and intertwining with eachother, and a Mac offers that to me. So my vote goes to Mac and all apple products.
PCs are ready for fun
PCs are hard workers but they're also fun to play with. You can watch, pause, rewind, and record TV like a DVR and you'll find that many of the world’s most popular games are available only on a PC.
Ready to rock
When you buy a PC running Windows 7, you can get a Blu-ray player, TV tuner, Memory Stick reader, or 3G wireless built in. You can’t get a Mac that ships with these items.
Ready to play
Most of the world's most popular games are available only on a PC. And Macs can't connect to an Xbox 360. PCs are ready to play.
Ready for the big screen
Many PCs running Windows 7 are designed to connect directly to TVs, so you can watch movies and see photos on the big screen. Most Macs can't hook up to your TV unless you buy an adapter.
Ready to go with (free) digital media
With PCs running Windows 7, you can play the video and music stored on your home PC while you're on the go, for free. Apple charges $99/year for its online service.
Booth od them have advantages and disadvantages. There is no simple answer which one is better. It's really up to user - what he need, what he like and what he expect from computer.
Perhaps a better question would be: Mac or PC? Which one can you afford?
A Mac is definitely more expensive than a PC... it is a 'souped up' PC running under a different operating system. This is why Apple targets a different market than those of a PC. Even the applications and software for the Mac are somewhat costlier than those available for a PC.
A Mac compared to a PC is like a Mercedes coupe compared to a Toyota sedan. Although there are some additional features that comes with a Mac, I would like to think that the price difference is more because of the status symbol and the exclusivity associated with a Mac, whether it's their desktop or laptop.
There are been numerous times I avoided a virus because I was using a Mac. My internet provider even told me if this one email I had opened and was using a PC, I would have fried it.
I've also noticed when I have to install something, usually the steps a Mac has to do is shorter than all the steps a PC would have to go through to install.
Mac all the way. I've had numerous PC's and they all crapped out on me. Macs have so many useful shortcuts and useful tools. All the apps that come on the MACs are also very useful when trying to do school projects. The main problem is transferring your documents from MAC to PC. (easily fixed when saving your files) The best thing about the MAC is its inability to get viruses. I once opened a page filled with them, my MAC warned me and I looked for them throughout my hard drive and they weren't there.
I believe that a Mac is a better machine, but a PC is used by more people (reducing compatibility issues) and usually costs way less. I recommend a Mac to those who need the functions (such as music recording, video, ect...) that a Mac can best/easily offer. Otherwise a PC is probably the best option.
I think PC is much better than Mac.I have also use PC.
pc,because you can use free or pirated softwerea,,in mac all you have to do is bye them
One tried MAC and the experience was great. MAC is more expensive to get and I think my familiarity with windows is still an advantage.
Also in this part of the world(Africa) windows is the one in market.
Will say PC for now but will prefer MAC given the opportunity and right environment
MAC MAC BABY!!
My husband introduced me to Mac for the first time since jr. high school, where I was writing programs for them. Needless to say, we have become retro-mac collectors, both in computers and software. I hope I never have to use another pc, although I know the majority of the US runs on windows, and continually has to have it worked on because their systems are down...hello...not a problem with mac. People say pc is cheaper, but when you weigh out the initial investment, pc may be cheaper, but ONLY initially. Mac is like buying a BMW, initial investment may be higher, but you truly get what you pay for. If you compare downtime, frustration, the cost of constant maintenance like like security for both computer and internet-you can only come to the conclusion that mac is by far cheaper in the long run.
I write manuscripts on a 14 yr old mac powerbook, that works like new (except for internet), simply drag the manuscript into a zip drive, attach it to email, and send it to my publisher on my newer powerbook.
by Jeff Davis 13 years ago
what do you choose, macbook or pc?spending my money on a new laptop in the next few days. leaning towards a macbook. any insight?
by csd1509 13 years ago
MAC or WINDOWS i'm still debating with myself which i should buy...i am a graphic designer so i assume mac would be better but my husband keeps saying i should stick with what i'm used to... what is better for someone who uses a lot of memory and "heavy" programs like fotoshop?
by Emmanuel Marosi 9 years ago
Do you prefer Macs or PCs?What would be the preference of someone who has used both PCs and Macs? Which do u prefer?
by msLarayne 10 years ago
Which has the best software for music? MAC or PC?
by Anna Sherret 9 years ago
Should I buy a mac rather than a pc laptop, even though a mac is more expensive?I need a new computer. My boyfriend keeps telling me that Apple computers are far more reliable, faster and better than any PC, but they are a couple of hundred pounds more expensive. Is it worth it?
by Edward Zhang 11 years ago
PC or a Mac?Macs are gaining momentum lately. I've always been a PC guy, but I'm not necessarily biased towards one or the other. It would be nice to know what everything thinks, and you enjoy using your respective computer.
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