Fashionably Techie: Mac Vs PC

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So thanks to some clever advertising by Apple, Mac vs. PC has become a sort of pop culture reference point now. Right up there with “Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!”

Anyway, the real question is: what’s all the fuss?

Some people are partial to Macs. Others, like myself, (and any other sane person) enjoy their PC’s.

During the early days of the war there was a huge difference in the two products, but now they’re pretty comparable as far as features and software goes. At this point it’s pretty much a matter of personal preference.

The real difference in them isn’t what they do or what they have; anything that a Mac has a PC has, and vice versa. The difference is who makes it. Everything in the Mac is made by Apple. Everything in a PC is not made by one company. On one hand, having many companies contribute to the computer is beneficial as it allows you to replace parts as they break down or need to be upgraded easily and cheaply. On the other hand, your parts are made easily and cheaply, and therefore need to be replaced more often.

It is true that Macs last a tiny bit longer than PC’s on the average. Well, laptops, anyway. Macs don’t have a large variety of desktops (there is basically only one), unlike the wide range of PC desktops.

As always, it’s about what you’re planning to do with your machine. If you plan on editing a lot of video footage then you might want to go with a Mac. If you plan on playing a lot of WoW then you might want to think about that PC. If you want to spend more to buy into a brand, go with a Mac. If you are looking to save a little money, a PC is the way to go.

PC’s are entirely customizable and basically disposable. Macs are, well, easy. And that is pretty much the bottom line.

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