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Are You Mac or PC? | Easy Guide

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Mac or PC







With today's technological advancements it is difficult to narrow down all the options. When it comes to a personal computer, people don't know whether they should pick a Macintosh or a windows based computer. Well here at StreamlineInfo we have created a guide to help you decide what computer is best for you!

What kind of person are you?

Are you someone who is very creative?  If you like to work with multimedia then Mac is the industry standard. The most high end recording studios in the world use Macintosh to run their software. Mac's have shown to be very consistent and stable when running complex software.

But, if you are someone who does not like to express their creativity through a computer then a Mac may not be for you. You might be someone who needs a computer for the sole purpose of checking your emails and surfing the web every now and then. There is no need to spend an exorbitant amount of money for a Macintosh if you need it for only simple purposes.
Here is a table to help you figure out which computer you belong to.

Table Guide

Mac VS. PC Comparison



Overall Pricing

Macs are consistently more expensive.

PC’s wide variety offers much lower prices with similar specs to a Mac.

Overall Quality

Mac hardware consistently last for 3-4 years.

Average life span of most PC’s is 6 months to a year

Software Options

Mac has limited but growing software options.

PC’s have a wide variety of software options.

Software Stability

Mac rarely freezes or obtains viruses.

PC’s have been known to consistently freeze and obtain viruses.

User Interface

Appeals to simplicity.

Appeals to the more advanced user.


Very low selection.

Huge selection of hardware and gaming options.


Great for the creative user.

Appeals to the more technical person.

Software Compatibility

Macs are able to run Windows Software for dual booting.

Windows is not Mac compatible for dual booting.

Model Options

Mac offers over 10 customizable computer models.

Windows based machines come in hundreds of different brands and models.

Conclusively, neither one of them out beats each other. Your selection between a Mac or PC entirely depends on the type of person you are and/or lifestyle you have. Here at StreamlineInfo we are mac users and have loved them for years.

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Dec 1, 2011 5:19pm
This is not entirely accurate. For example, PCs last much longer than you say.
Dec 1, 2011 7:10pm
That remark was made from several sources I have come across as well as my own experience of owning 4 windows based machines. All failing within a short time period. Thankyou for pointing out a critical flaw in my article, which to me is that the 6 months to 1 year period I stated is not true for all PC's. There are many windows based machines which last a very very long time. Most of them are not built with the quality of a mac. But you can build a windows based machine very cheap with just as good of quality. Thankyou for taking the time to read my article friend :)
Dec 1, 2011 7:33pm
No problem.
Dec 1, 2011 7:48pm
I immediately spotted the falicy that PCs only last 6 months to a year. All mine have lasted much longer.
Dec 1, 2011 7:51pm
Hello my friend!

You are correct, when a PC is taken care of, cleaned regularly and managed properly, they have the propensity to last for years :)

Thanks for commenting!
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