Mac versus PC: 10 reasons why Macs are better than PCs – Features – Macworld UK
Which are better: Macs or PCs? In this article (and the video above) we try to put this issue to bed once and for all.
As you may have guessed, we’re rather big fans of Apple computers here at Macworld. From the pristine beautify of the new iMac with Retina display, to the svelte pleasures of the new 12in MacBook, we enjoy them all. But why do these devices cause such loyalty and affections from users, when they could buy a perfectly good PC for a lot less money? Here are 10 reasons why we think Macs are better than their Windows based brethren. Watch our headed Mac vs PC debate above.
Any comparison of Macs and PCs needs to note that Macs are PCs. In fact, as Apple used to say in every boilerplate of every press release: “Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.”
Nor is it, strictly speaking, a comparison between the Mac operating system and Windows, because a Mac can actually run Windows.
However, for the sake of argument, we’ll group those various personal computers manufactured by the various PC manufacturers on one side, and those built by Apple on the other, as we answer the question: Why are Macs better than PCs?
Also read: How to move from PC to Mac
And: The PC users’ guide to using a Mac
10 reasons why Macs are better than PCs: The experience
In the end, a Mac is an electronic product, and it needs to justify its princely sum to the paying customer. This is, as they say, the bottom line. Thankfully the Mac has spent more than a decade at the top of customer satisfaction surveys, which is no mean feat when you consider that they are expensive items that promise much to the prospective buyer. The fact that Apple delivers the good, literally in many cases, is probably the most compelling argument of all, and shows that most people who purchase Macs have few, if any, regrets.
So that’s it, our top ten reasons why we think Macs are better than PCs. Obviously many of you will have different opinions, which no doubt will be voiced in the comments below. Before we don the obligatory fire-retardant underwear, take a look at this list on our sister site PC Advisor which argues the case for the other side. In the end great computers are just great computers, no matter what the brand. So if you find one that suits you then keep hold of it. Read PC Advisor’s attempt to prove that PCs are better than Macs here.
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