Mac versus Pc... What's your take?

United States
March 2, 2010 12:42pm CST
So I have always been a pc user. I have had toshiba's, hp's and a few sony's in my life. I have had my best results with my sony's as they seem to out perform the rest. I would recommend them in a heart beat but now I don't think I would. Till I met my girlfriend I really hadn't used a mac that much just heard about them. But she has one and it has been one of the best laptops I have ever used. Now a lot different than a pc it just performs better. Seems to me that they don't get a lot of the same issues. Plus they have a great tech team that was able to fix her only problem in 15 minutes. No run arounds and no needing to buy a new laptop. I love them now and will be purchasing one when I purchase my new laptop. The only concern is cost but I know my last hp cost me 700 and it only lasted 2 years and I don't use it for much and don't use it alot. Mac from here on. So any luck with you guys on this? What would you rather have?
10 responses
@djpianz (13)
• Malaysia
4 Mar 10
For me I will choose a pc, simply because I can easily upgrade it's hardware myself, if something goes wrong, I can replace broken component with easily available replacement in the market. Software wise, easily you can find more titles supporting pc than mac. Many freewares and sharewares are build in pc platform. Gaming also biased towards pc. Lastly, cost wise, I cat bet you'll get better price anytime with comparative performance between pc and mac.
• Finland
11 Mar 10
Yeah, but I still wouldn't change my mac for a pc... Simply cause Macs are so much more secure and "elegant" and stuff... I just think that macs are much better. Of course hard-core players prefer PCs but you can install Windows and Mac on a Mac. That is impossible or at least illegal on a PC.
@youless (83587)
• Guangzhou, China
3 Mar 10
I haven't used a Mac computer before. I just know the operating system is different. Since I get used to use the Windows operating system and I don't want to change to use another new one because I have to take the time to adjust to it. Besides, I wonder whether there are many digital stuff's provides the drive software for the Mac computer. This is why I won't consider this kind of computer. I love China
• Finland
11 Mar 10
Most of the digital stuff work on mac just as good as on a PC. And for the "I don't want to change to use another new one because I have to take the time to adjust to it", that Macs are so easy to start using. You just need a few days or at most a week for adjusting to it and the Apple web pages have a lot of videos and stuff for new Mac users :D I totally recommend Macs for anyone :D
@tonyllenium (6267)
• Italy
2 Mar 10
i like more pc so i don't buy mac at all!!first because apple products are nice from an external view but as configuration in many cases is quite the same for pc but they are more expensive!!second i don't like mac os as os..so if i want install a linux distribution for example and leave windows on the background so just for soem things..i can do it without problems!! Latly i consider also that if you buy a mac you must use only softwares lincesed by mac..so this is a big limitation and in my cases i should be obliged to pay extra licenced softwares than for pc i can have freeware or shareware!!my question is why i must buy mac?
• Finland
11 Mar 10
Well actually you can use many 3rd company softwares on mac. You have to pay for many "good" PC softwares, and there are tons of freeware softwares for mac so that's not a reason neither. Macs OS is totally different than the Windows one. You can't say things like that before you've owned both a Mac and a PC. I have and I can say that the Macs OS is SO much better :D
• Portugal
25 Mar 10
mac is just overpaid hardware and design. The same specs for a regular pc would be much cheaper. I agree that macs are great looking but i look for substance in a machine.
@rhya08it (87)
• Philippines
18 Mar 10
For me i love mac since i love web designing and i am studying web programming i rather choose mac. But the thing there is i love the Graphical User Interface of the mac it mesmerizes me.. the first time i used mac i instantly decided beginning that day that i change my operating system to mac. thats all i can say a bout the mac..
@kooltiger (855)
• Pakistan
17 Mar 10
i've used both windows and mac osx but i found windows better than mac... i dont know why but i prefer windows 7..... mac is a bit slower than windows.... it gives constant speed but i have never seen flashing speed like windows has... there are billions of apps we can use on windows but not in mac... even we are so much familiar with every little error that windows give and we know how to solve problem... there unlimited reasons for the preference of windows.... visualy i'll rate windows 7 then mac... as far as hardware is concerned both pc and mac has almost same hardware... i dont know why they cost more than pc...
• Finland
4 Mar 10
Macs are better! You can use a program to simulate Windows on your mac and that's how you can play all the games and use all the apps that aren't on mac (nowadays most good games and apps are on mac too). And mac is so much better for video, sound and picture editing. Almost all professionals use them. And my Mac that I use now is 7 years old so... I can't play the new games on this, but WoW still goes :D And stuff like GTA SA even if it's for PC...
@champan (513)
• Argentina
3 Mar 10
Only once i had an old mac computer, and was from my father who produces tv content. Now i have my pc, with windows xp (hoping to improve to windows 7 soon), and i like it, its useful ,its simple. But nowadays im really into the design thing. I have the adobe master collection cs4 and Sony's Vegas and Sound Forge pro . So talking to some people, friends they recommended me mac, and i search a bit about it, and its true, mac is really superior for edition ,and design. On the other aspects i prefer any windows operating system PC. But with the design thing im looking forward for a mac.
• United States
2 Mar 10
windows 7 is great i think and i like to play games and stuff so its nice to be able to find games online and in stores .
@dark_joev (3043)
• United States
2 Mar 10
Mac's are good but so are Windows 2000/XP/Vista(with a lot of work)(Assuming you used Windows). Mac OS X is a solid OS but you have to buy one of there computers and follow there rules which is where it loses some of its cool factor. But if you have any want to become a movie editor or music creator Mac's are awesome and well gaming i have heard that they are okay but not as good as Windows for gaming. I don't use either Mac or Windows. I am a Linux/Ubuntu user. I find Ubuntu runs as good as a Mac with more functions than Windows and Mac put together. I can play and run Windows and Mac products on my Laptop which is a Dell Studio XPS 1340. Linux and Mac have a lot in common as far as how they run. They are both Unix based where Windows is a OS/2 ,NTFS file system. Which it slowly gets bigger and bigger until it just breaks and can not run anymore. Ubuntu has a Mac feel to it in some ways with a little bit of Windows mixed in there. I would try it on one of your older laptops to see if you like it. You can run a Live CD (Not installing it on your Hard Drive) to see how well it will work on your laptop. It should make your laptop run at almost the same speed as a new Vista/Windows 7 laptop and should run like a Mac in stability. Oh and also Linux/Ubuntu is 2nd most popular OS in the World.