November 6, 2008
Mac vs. PC
The sales for Mac laptops have gone up quite a bit over the last few years especially for college age kids. Even though the initial cost is higher most people say that the total cost of ownership is less than that of a PC. Another reason students are switching to Macs is because they are faster and more efficient. College students also like to play around and do a lot projects on their computers depending on their majors and Macs have a variety programs that can accommodate even the most advanced user. Another things Macs have over PC’s is that Macs are more secure and are safer from virus attacks. Mac computers are more efficient, cost effective, and useful to the average college student than PC’s.
Mac computers are expensive and everyone knows that. What everybody doesn’t know is that in the long run they will inevitably save more money if they purchase one. With Boot Camp (which is free with any Mac) you can run any operating system simultaneously with Mac OS X, which basically gives you two computers for the price of one. Also if you were to buy a regular Macbook which starts at $1299 and took a Dell XPS M1330 and bought an upgraded battery to match that of the Macbook and also bought Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements which is the equivalent of iPhoto and iMovie applications which come free with iLife on any Macbook then the Dell would cost $1308 with all the upgrades to make it comparable to the Macbook. Also Macs aren’t targets of spyware and viruses to the degree of PC’s so you won’t have to spend money on maintenance and repair with Macs like you would a PC. (Common Myths)
Macs are more efficient to use than PC’s as well. When you buy a PC you are buying a computer from one company and software and an operating system from other companies, which causes the computer to crash or freeze more often than Macs because they make their own computers and operating system along with...
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