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Which One Is Right For You? Mac or PC?

Posted by Erika Blasko | Posted in Computer | Posted on 14-01-2014

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Windows or an Apple computer? It’s a discussion that invites flame wars with many people. Before we get into the differences between both of these wonderful machines, we need to first establish some definitions. Comparing Apple computers that run Mac OS X and computers running the Windows operating system, better know as Microsoft, Dell, etc.

Ever since the Apple computers, especially the MacBook Pro’s, sales have been increasing. Why is that? Is it the layout of the system, the design? The fancy perks Apple gives its users like photo booth, iMovie and easy access to iTunes? It could be for many young users.Keep in mind that Apple computers account for less than 5 percent of computers worldwide. It is the sales of the companies popular iPhones, iPods and iPads that provide a strong boost for Apple’s overall earnings.So overall, which one is better, Mac or PC?

Here are a few pointers on their differences:

Price:
To start off you have to compare the prices of both. Apple prices their computers very high, rarely under $1,000. Especially if you want to pay another $200+ on battery insurance. Many of Mac users, especially young college students say it is truly worth it though. The problem with comparing prices between Macs and PCs is that the value of a Mac or PC depends on the consumers personal needs. Depending on what you want to spend on a laptop or monitor is completely up to you.

Technical:
Believe it or not Macs and PCs have very similar internal parts (processors, RAM, hard drives, video cards) but the speed and capacity vary. Overall Macs will outperform low-end PCs because Apple typically boast more expensive and better quality parts. But many PC’s will preform just the same as Macs will for possibly a cheaper cost. Since Apple controls the hardware and software bundles, as well as model updates, every Mac operates smoothly without worry on lagging, and have stable and expected performance. With PCs, different OEMs and custom PCs might not have the suitable drivers released for every components in each OS version, which may cause lagging.

Virus Attacks:
Since Macs aren’t as popular as the hundreds of companies that run Windows, there are fewer malware written to target Macs. Most virus writers target Windows systems because it is the popular desktop choice. Although the threats of Macs getting virus’s are growing from software like Java.

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PC Users Fleeing Windows, Seeking Refuge with Apple

Posted by zduncan | Posted in Computer | Posted on 14-11-2012

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AppleJust like the Israelites’s mass exodus from Egypt, there seems to be a major exodus of PC users away from Windows and towards there very own Apple promised land. The Israelites wandered in the desert for 40 years before they found their promised land, though PC users will have a significantly easier time reaching theirs.

PC sales have seen quarter after quarter of sluggish sales and have been looking for something to get out of the slump. The most recent attempt was lead by Windows 8, the newest operating system from Microsoft. However, despite adding a ton of touch features and a completely new layout, users still weren’t swayed.

As a result, the Moses of PC users (Apple in this case) has arrived to deliver PC users to a better tomorrow. According to a recent Avast survey of 135,329 U.S. Windows users, 42% of all Americans looking for a new computer have said that they plan on switching to an Apple product, suggesting that the new operating system just isn’t enough to keep people interested.

That doesn’t mean, however, that they will be switching to a Mac. About 12% of the surveyed people are considering a move to Apple’s desktop solution. Most of the other users are planning on switching to an Apple iPad, 30% to be exact, or some other iOS device.

A full 68% of users still plan on buying a Windows 8 PC, though, which suggests that at least some of the consumers in the market for an iPad also plan on purchasing a Microsoft-made computer. Regardless, those are still big numbers for Apple. Even though these figures decrease a little bit on an international scale, it still bodes well for the company.

Apple already holds the number one spot in the tablet market by a substantial margin. PC sales could, however, be bolstered by the debut of the Microsoft Surface tablet as well as a lot of other Windows 8-based tablets. That still only bodes well for the company overall, and not the company’s PC sales.

Source: Laptop – Windows Users Plan Exodus to Apple