I feel like I am one of the few people who can’t keep pace with all the techno developments in the computer world. Whenever I am just getting used to my Windows computer it seems like it starts to go wrong and I have to fix or replace it. Bewildered, I have often wondered what the differences between the Apple Mac and normal Windows PCs are, and whether I should make a change. So, I was very pleased to see this simple guide that breaks down what each is good at, helping me decide which best suits my needs.
First follows a brief list of the advantages of the two computer types, then a more detailed look at 7 ways Windows and Apple based desktops differ.
People spend varying amounts of money on their computers. Unless money is no object to you, you'll need to try and balance what you can spend versus what you actually want from a computer.
Macs are notably expensive since Apple put a premium on high quality. They will set you back over $1000, whereas Windows PCs can be bought at every price level. Most people who purchase expensive desktops go for a Mac (+80%), most people on a budget choose Windows-based PCs, which is why the Windows market is vast. So, if you want a high-quality product, the market suggests you would be better off investing in an Apple Mac, but if you are on a budget, Windows offers terrific value for money. These days even the lowest priced computers perform the most common jobs very well. So if you just want to browse the web, then there is no need to spend too much money.
7. Machine Life
In days gone by, we might have expected our expensive appliances, our refrigerators, TVs, ovens to last us for perhaps 10 years. Yet we all sense that technological developments and competitive pricing mean that we don’t wait so long to replace our items. This realization coupled with a widely held suspicion that manufacturers deliberately build computers with reduced life, forcing us to replace them more quickly than we expected.
Many have said that if you pay double price, expect double the life, and if you pay half, expect half the life. Yet this is not necessarily the case, and research is wanting in the area. However, if it is true then both options will be as economical as the other. We suggest that putting security and repair problems to one side, life of the machine is not a factor in determining which system is best for your needs.
Today we have tremendous choice when it comes to desktop computers, and this it seems, is only going to get better. Overall, there aren't that many great differences though between the two operating system choices we have. However, if money and choice are among your concerns you should plump for a Windows-run machine. If security, ease of use, and customer service are your biggest worries, then you may want to consider the Mac options.