No conclusive answer is really possible in the continual debate of which of the two is better – a Mac or a PC, since better is a rather subjective term. Hence it is important to consider the needs and requirements of the buyer, before settling on one. Here are some of the most important points to consider in this debate.
The one disadvantage that many shoppers mention is the price of Macs. It is really simple to buy a Windows PC for far less front-up payment. But the accurate price of ownership ought to be considered based not only on the purchase rate, but the outstanding value once the owner sells it or trades it for a newer model. It is the variance between those two figures that truly exposes the cost of a machine. When calculating the price of possession in that method, Macs win. Simply compare the price of a PC from 24 months ago (the figure is likely to be close to zero), to that of a 24-month-old Mac. A Mac is always more likely to have better resale value.
Apple has recently gained a lot of ground on Microsoft when it comes to handling Virus and Malware issues. It is not as if Mac users are immune from such threats but the probability is much less as compared to Windows PC users.
Most PCs have software made by Microsoft, and the hardware made by Dell, Sony, HP, and the like. On top of that, there are third-party companies who provide the drivers and other parts. When there is a repair or maintenance issue, there might be a bit of confusion as for whom to blame. With Mac products however, the issue can be solved by only one company – Apple.
Apple has made the process of upgrading its OS very simple, whereas Microsoft has still kept it a bit complicated. Apple effortlessly changes its clients to its newest OS for free. On the other hand, Windows has struggled to come up with a steady nomenclature system: the versions consist of: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, etc. The updates have been far from satisfying as well.
Even though there are truckloads of diverse styles of computers out there in the market, it can be easily agreed by everyone that the style, sophistication, and the class of the Mac designs are yet to be matched. Simply put, their manufacturing process is pricey and expensive which makes their products a lot cooler. Apple has never entered the ‘we can give the best product at a cheap rate’ bandwagon – a decision that has worked in their favor.
In the end, it is totally the decision of the user. Apple permits Windows to be installed on its systems so if a user is really inclined to using Windows, he or she can do it on a Mac – the product which is by far the better pick between the two.