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PC Versus Mac: What to Consider Before Making the Choice

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Making a computer purchase is a major decision. Trying to decide between a PC and Mac makes that decision even harder. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. When trying to decide between PC and Mac, you need to take price, selection and compatibility into account. When you finally make your decision, head on over to Lenovo and Apple Store Canada to browse their selection of PC and Mac computers. You can save a lot of money on your laptop purchase by using a coupon code.

Price

It is a known fact that a Mac costs more than a PC does. It is not uncommon to have to pay hundreds of dollars more for a Mac. However, when you purchase a Mac, you should never have to purchase another computer in your life. Mac computers are built very well, which is why many businesses and schools use them. With a PC, it is an absolute most that you have an anti-virus program installed on your computer. While it is recommended that you install an anti-virus program on a Mac, you can live without it. Sure, you can use free anti-virus programs, but if you prefer a program such as Norton or McAfee, you need to account for the yearly subscription cost for that program, as well. Some anti-virus programs can cost upwards of $50 per year, so that price difference between a Mac and PC may be washed out in no time.

Selection

Selection is one area where the PC beats the Mac. There are a total of 11 different Mac computer available. You will find dozens upon dozens of PCs available, thanks in part to the many brands that make and sell Windows computers. Mac does not offer computers with Blu-ray players, touch screens, or TV tuners. Features like those are not cheap, but they are readily available on many PCs. If you are someone that is looking for a feature packed computer, and you want to compare options from several computer manufacturers, then a PC is definitely for you. Mac has no competition, so they can afford to only install features on their computers that they think are useful.

Compatibility

Compatibility is another advantage for PCs. Although this is slowly changing, many of your favorite computer programs and accessories may not be compatible with Mac computers. If you have an older printer or digital camera, it is likely that device will be rendered useless if you were to purchase a Mac. Due to licensing and registration difficulties, many "/Compu ter Games">computer games are also not compatible with Mac computers. Again, the issue of compatibility is slowly changing, but you should check the compatibility of the computer equipment that you currently own before you decide to purchase a Mac. Given the high price tag that is associated with a Mac computer, you probably don't want to have to purchase all new computer programs and accessories.


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