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Is Mac Better Than The PC?

Updated on February 2, 2014

Here Is What I Think.

I believe that the Mac is better than the PC for a number of reasons.

Apple's end-to-end integration and control of hardware and software allows a seamless connection with a variety of portable Apple devices. This integration also allows for simplicity of operation.

The PC's open system allows software to be used on many different manufacture's hardware and operating systems so it is customizable. But I think that the open system leads to more complicated operation of the devices and "bugs" in the software.

As of September 2011 there were 246 Apple stores in the US and 23 in Canada. Although there are much fewer stores that sell Apple products than stores that sell PCs, all of the Mac line of computers and other Apple devices are available for purchase online.

The price point of Apple computers is higher than for PCs. But, their software is significantly less costly than Windows software. For example the Apple iWorks, which has a word processor, desktop publishing, spreadsheet, and presentation software for one user and one Mac is only $79.00. The Microsoft Office Suite for one PC that includes Publisher is $349.99.

Certainly, if you are interested in using a computer in the fields of art and graphics, I believe the Mac excels in this area over the PC.

Recent Personal Experience

Since originally writing this Lens, I have purchased a 21.5 inch iMAC and am learning the OS X Mavericks system.

My personal experience has strengthened my opinion given earlier. I find the iMAC to be more intuitive than Windows and easier to communicate documents to others. The number of applications available in the Ap Store and on-line are unbelievable. The few I have downloaded to-date have been great quality and easy to use. I have found Apple's support to be superior to anything previously experienced. Help is just a phone call away or a short trip to the Apple Store.

A Book A Day...

Good reads about Apple Computer

Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs

Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years-as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues. This is an excellent book that illustrates both Jobs' genius and personal weaknesses.

 
Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Lion Edition (Missing Manuals)
Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Lion Edition (Missing Manuals)

This book will show you how to transfer your stuff, assemble Mac programs so you can do what you did with Windows, and learn your way around Mac OS X.

 
iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It
iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It

Steve Wozniak revolutionized the computer industry with his invention of the first personal computer. He was the sole inventor of the Apple I and II computers. Here he tells his story for the first time.

 

So, What Do You Think? - Is the Mac computer really better?

I have told you the reasons that I believe the Mac computer is better than the PC. Do you agree or disagree?

This is an open debate and all comments pro or con are welcome. HOWEVER, this is a g-rated site and any and all profanity will be deleted immediately.

Do you believe the Mac computer or the PC computer is better?

Mac Laptops on Amazon

Apple Macbook Air MD231ll/A 13.3-inch Laptop (OLD VERSION)
Apple Macbook Air MD231ll/A 13.3-inch Laptop (OLD VERSION)

Features:

Faster Flash Storage; USB 3.0; 720p FaceTime HD Camera

1.8 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor

128 GB Solid State Drive; 4 GB DDR3 RAM

Intel HD Graphics 4000; 13.3-inch LED Display

Mac OS X v10.7 Lion Operating System

 
Apple MacBook Pro MD102LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (OLD VERSION)
Apple MacBook Pro MD102LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (OLD VERSION)

Features:

2.9 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7 processor

8 GB DDR3 RAM; 750 GB Hard Drive

13.3 inch LED-backlit display, 1280-by-800 resolution

Intel HD Graphics 4000

Mac OS X v10.7 Lion, 7 Hour Battery Life

 

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