MAC vs PC Pros and Cons

I’ve been using a PC with Windows XP professional for 7 years. I purchased a Dell dimension with a 200 GB hard drive. As you can imagine I ran out of hard drive space and had to use an external hard drive as a backup to store my files. Also the computer took forever to start up and when I used multiple applications the computer slowed down considerably.

After several years of putting up with the slow computer and lack of storage I decided to take the leap and purchase a new computer. The biggest problem I encountered was trying to decide which one to buy, another PC or a Mac?

One of the main tasks I now use the computer for is video editing. I purchased a Mac Book Air (2GHz i7 8GB Memory 250GB storage) several years ago to use explicitly for video editing however rendering videos is sometimes a little slow because it lacks power. I also have to use an external hard drive because videos takes up multiple gigabytes of storage.

So I decided it’s time to purchase another computer.

Mac or PC which one should I buy?

Here are the Pros for a PC…

  • 90% of businesses throughout the world use PCs
  • Inexpensive compared to Macs
  • Easy to upgrade if you know what you’re doing
  • Easy to add more storage should you need it
  • A lot of software only works on PCs

Here are the Cons for a PC

  • Vulnerable to viruses and malware
  • Microsoft often upgrades its operating system
    before all the bugs are ironed out
  • Microsoft no longer provides technical support for old PCs
  • PCs take a long time to start up unless you use an SSD
  • Takes up a lot of desktop space
  • Often includes a lot of crapware that you don’t need

Here are the Pros for a MAC

  • Extremely freezes or crashes
  • Long lasting..doesn’t slow down after many years of use
  • Suffer less attacks than Windows-based PCs
  • Not vulnerable to viruses and malware
  • No need to install antivirus software
  • Design is sleek and professional
  • Only takes up a small amount of space on your desk top
  • Don’t need repairing as often as PCs
  • Powerful computer for video editing
  • Ability to run Windows on a Mac machine
  • The 27 inch screen of the iMac allows you to
    display multiple apps in one window
  • Impressive collection of very useful apps included
  • Seamless integration between Macs and iOS devices
  • Beautiful retina high definition screen on the iMAC
    with anti-reflective coating.
  • No bloatware
  • Cheaper than a PC in the long run
  • Built in Time Machine makes it easy to backup your machine
  • Apple tech support is very quick, knowledgeable and helpful

Here are the Cons for a Mac

  • Expensive
  • Not easy to upgrade if you want more storage
  • Some PC software is not compatible with MACS
  • Not many computer stores know how to repair Macs

I’m not saying everyone should ditch their PC and run to an Apple Store. Macs aren’t for everyone. You might not be in a position to afford the hardware or need that much computing power.

But if you’re free from any restrictions, do video editing and if you’re due for an upgrade, Macs are worth considering.

Trust me, it’s well worth it!

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