It might seem like a callback to the early 2000’s but the question of Mac Vs. PC is still one that comes up to this very day. Many people still are passionately on their side of the fence when it comes to their allegiance to one side or the other. If you’re somebody who has just been using a smartphone or tablet for years and now finally wants a desktop, there are a good few questions you’ll want to ask yourself before you choose which side you’ll end up landing on.
First comes the configuration of your computer. If you’re looking at a “build your own computer” approach than odds are you’ll be looking into a PC. With all the different options and companies out there building the graphics cards, processors, cooling units and circuit boards for PCs you’ll be likely given a more extensive choice of options for how you want to put all those various and sundry parts together to get the computer you’ve always wanted. Seeking out everything you’re looking for is part of the fun of this process. Mac’s are generally built with only a limited amount of changes under the idea that each Mac product is designed to be exceptional in the area it’s being used in. Mac’s are pre-designed to handle precisely the problem you want to throw at them. If you’re looking to grab a great computer to take care of the challenges you have to meet, then a Mac might be the better option.
When it comes to upgrading and repairing your machine if you’re more into getting into the nuts and bolts of the process odds are you’ll want to get a PC. PC’s having so many different parts allows you to get a new Central Processing Unit (CPU) or switching out your old graphics card for a new one. Modifying and improving your rig over the years is thing hardcore computer people enjoy doing, and it’s something you can only do with PCs as Macs pretty much only allow for RAM increases and the hard drive to be improved. The bonus for Mac users is that Apple handles everything about Macs, both hardware and software and Apple is world renown for their customer service and commitment to helping their customers so you can rest assured that you’ll be getting top-flight service from them for all the issues you might have with your Mac.
When it comes to security, Macs tend to have fewer problems dealing with viruses. Some of this has to do with the nature of the coding of IOS vs. the coding of Windows, but it also has to do with the fact that since PC’s dominate the market hackers tend to work on attacking PCs more often. Apple had bragged that their computers were unhackable but had to backtrack from this claim once they started suffering hacks. Still, Macs are far less likely to get viruses than PCs.
There are many pros and cons on both sides of the Mac Vs. PC debate. The truth is both systems will generally do what you need them to so you’ll be fine with whatever answer you come up with.