The battle between Mac V.S. PC has been ongoing for many years now. Some people are worried about the price versus the Mac. Other people are worried about the learning curve and how it will affect their productivity. There are many reasons that people decide to purchase a Mac over a PC, but it all boils down to what you will be using it for.
I’m not going to try to convince you to buy a Mac. I would rather you decide if it’s something fits your needs. After you read this article, you should be able to decide if you would enjoy the value that a Mac brings or if you should save some money and choose a Windows computer that does the same thing. It’s not about getting the most powerful or most expensive computer, it’s about what is right for you.
Who Uses Macs
There is no one type of person that uses a Mac. Macs are used by people all around the world. There are plenty of that people see the benefits of using Macs over Windows PCs. And it can even make your richer and more productive as well. While Apple users are definitely diverse, Macs seem to be more popular for these types of people:
- Creatives (Artsy folk)
- Startups (Twitter)
- Law firms
- Music Producers
While there are differences in the personalities Mac and PC users, they both are looking for a computer that will get what they need done. Windows 10 has received much praise, but a system is only as great as it’s hardware. Since Apple is in control of both their hardware and their software they make them both work together as efficiently as possible.
Hardware Differences (MacBook, Mac Mini, iMac, etc.)
There are many Mac models and sizes to choose from and while the options may look similar in appearance, they still have their subtle differences. I won’t bore you with all the internal technical specifications, instead just a quick overview of the different Macs:
- MacBook – Laptop, lightweight design, small form factor, medium power
- MacBook Pro – Laptop, slightly heavier, optional touch section, high power
- MacBook Air – Laptop, lightweight design, long battery life, medium power
- iMac – All-in-one Desktop, medium power
- Mac Mini – Desktop, small form factor, medium power
- Mac Pro – Desktop, slightly heavy, high power
It’s not too difficult to pick a Mac out from a sea of similar computers since the iconic Apple logo is on every Apple device. They can also be recognized by their aluminum body and seamless, unibody design.
If you do heavy creative work such as editing, drawing or producing, then you may notice that Macs are the standard for many in your industry. While they aren’t the highest-powered computers on the market, the seamless combo of hardware and software make them a contender.
Software Differences (MacOS, OSX10)
The software is what truly separates an Apple product from it’s competition. Since Apple is involved in both the hardware in the software, they work to ensure that the whole experience is enjoyable. Since there aren’t as many viruses and malware made for Macs, they are also much safer than their Windows counterparts. Because Apple tries to make using a Mac an enjoyable experience, they focus on keeping their software easy to navigate and work with. Since computers are complicated machines, they also offer free workshops and training to become an expert with your new mac.
Making the switch
Heard enough yet? If a Mac sounds like the right computer for you, then there are a few ways to make the switch. Apple and Windows both have pages devoted to helping you make your decision to switch. One thing to remember is that not all applications are universal, and you want to make sure that the programs that you use are available for Mac, or that there is a good alternative for it. If a Mac doesn’t fit your needs, there are plenty of Windows computers that may get the job done; just watch out for those viruses.
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