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iMac vs PC?

Updated on April 13, 2015

Why an iMac is a better choice than a traditional PC?

Is an iMac something you have been considering to buy?

Read about the pros and cons before you decide if an iMac is the better choice.

The Apple iMac is an excellent desktop computer which combines the power of an Intel Core 2 Quad processor or Intel Core 2 Duo processor with your choice of 27 inch or 21.5 inch display with the well deserved reputation for elegant style of Apple systems. It results into a gorgeous AIO (All In One) desktop Mac that has been a major and excellent option for every computer user since its release in 1998.

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Ever since Apple iMac hit the market there has been a question among most of the PC users who have either fed up of PC and their problems or just want to try something new, is it better over the PC with Windows or Linux on it. Well, if you want a system that is completely free of problems, hardware failure, or error and works perfectly, then you won't find any. But yes iMac turns out to be one of the least problematic system and it has lots of advantages over the standard PC and that makes it a better system than traditional PCs.

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List of Advantages

  1. The biggest advantage of using an iMac is that you will not have to worry about the security issues. Mac is immune of most of the viruses and malicious applications, still there are a few security issues with Mac but those are not a big deal and they do not cause so much of a problem as in the traditional PCs.
  2. Since it is a Mac computer system it comes with all the advantages Mac has over the other PC. It tends to be more plug and play, you can plug any device into your system and work on that with minimal setting. For a new computer user connecting or configuring any external hardware is a bit easier.
  3. These computers are faster and power saver than any other PC and they also last longer. You will be paying a higher price for it than a traditional computer system but it is because you are buying high quality hardware that will work better and last longer.
  4. For all those who need simplicity, beauty and performance, the iMac is certainly a better choice.

Pros of buying an iMac - This should help you decide

Before any purchase, we need to evaluate every aspect of the system (pros and cons) and make sure that this Aluminium iMac system is the best for you.

  1. It is sleek, attractive, and solid industrial design.
  2. It is quite fast and a better performer. It comes with fast processors and dedicated graphics for the better performance.
  3. You can upgrade the RAM easily and some models also allow you to upgrade the processor.
  4. All 27-inch and 21.5-inch models come with beautiful LED backlit display for optimum result and better viewing.
  5. It supports dual layer DVD writing, 802.11n, and Firewire 800 standard in every configuration.
  6. It comes at a very reasonable price.
  7. if you run the Parallels program you can run Windows on your iMac.

Cons of an iMac

  1. Its AIO (All In One) design limits the internal expansion, it does not support the end user upgrades beyond the RAM, except some systems that also supports processor upgrade.
  2. The design of the keyboard is polarizing, you may like it or may not like it.
  3. If you include Windows on your iMac through the Parallels program, you may be vulnerable to the Windows viruses and issues.

Is the iMac right for you?

It is now pretty clear that the iMac is an excellent computer and if you desired the desktop system, then it could be the best choice for you. Its form factor is undoubtedly one of the best and sleekest for a desktop computer.

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    • ReviewsfromSandy profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandy Mertens 

      4 years ago from Wisconsin

      sheilamarie78 That helps a lot. Thanks.

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      4 years ago from British Columbia

      I use a MacBookPro. I'm really happy with it.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      5 years ago from Canada

      Wow I was so astonished by the background and how great it looked that I almost forgot to read. This looks amazing.

    • ReviewsfromSandy profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandy Mertens 

      6 years ago from Wisconsin

      @servando-silva: Thanks for sharing this. I know many iMac users, including my daughter who claim that it is the better computer, including performance. But it all depends on what you are looking for in a computer. You are right that in many ways you can't compare Apples to Apples here.

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      6 years ago

      I can agree with many of your reasons on why the iMac is better than a PC, but it's always a none-ending battle. None of them can be better than the other from a general point of view. It all depends on what you're going to do with it.

      But the one that's really mistaken, is the point about performance. iMacs performance won't ever have a change to fight against a good PC. You can barely upgrade or select some components when buying an iMac, and you can totally customize a PC.

      When you buy an iMac, you get the same performance from a PC that's worth at least 2-3 times less the price. Or, you can get a super PC if you pay the same you paid for your iMac.

      But of course, this is also a relative POV because we would need to compare Apples to Apples (no pun intended). There are thousands of PC configurations vs. a few iMac models, so it's very difficult to compare that simple.

    • ReviewsfromSandy profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandy Mertens 

      6 years ago from Wisconsin

      @anonymous: Hi bdfree, To my knowledge there aren't many virus software products geared for iMac. Norton does have one. Apple computers are nearly virus free because hackers tend to direct Trojans and viruses for Window PCs.

      As for Windows, I had been a long time Norton user. But lately I have been using ESET Smart Security. It seems to do what it needs to do without taking over your system. All anti virus software has been known to fight each other if you have more than one on your computer. Therefore you need to delete all but the one you plan on using in order for it to work properly.

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      6 years ago

      @ReviewsfromSandy: Hi Sandy,

      Please see the question I just asked billybraveheart. I read your comment about your daughter's reluctance after I pressed send. Great info.


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      6 years ago

      @Bill Armstrong: My wife has a MacBookPro which she is loving. I am strongly considering the new iMac. We are running Parallels on my wife's MacBook & I would most likely do the same with my iMac. What anti virus software are you using? Have you seen any conflicts with the anti virus software?

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      MikeRobbers LM 

      6 years ago

      Im using a Macbook Pro and i am a huge Apple fan! i wouldn't trade my Mac for anything :)

      thanks for you're quite informaive lens sandyswriter

    • ReviewsfromSandy profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandy Mertens 

      6 years ago from Wisconsin

      @Bill Armstrong: Glad you like your iMac. Thanks for reminding me about the Windows program. I knew that from the iMac my daughter has. Though she is not running Windows on it. Because it then opens the computer up for Window viruses.

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      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      Well I am responding to your lens using my new iMac 27 inch computer and I am loving it, yes I got fed up with all the issues on the pc and decided to give the iMac a try to so far I am not disappointed, OK it is taking time to get used to it but that's the way it goes with everything, one thing you may wish to add to this lens is that if you run the Parallels program you can run windows on your iMac, yup I have ;) in addition to the above, what a space saver, no large tower getting in the way and it took me all of 5 minutes to set up and run, most of that time was getting it out of the box. One big bonus, the apple support is awesome, I got the one on one and attend for training at my local store, support is great, thanks guys. Thanks for sharing.


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