Often fought about between nerds the world over; there’s always two big players in the battlespace for your computer, even though PC has lost significant market share since the early 00’s to the Apple Mac products. The PC is by no means dead or going away. In fact, the PC has increased functionality and most importantly, the cost effectiveness is significantly better when compared to Mac.

If you use a Mac or a PC exclusively, you probably have a strong preference for your chosen system. However, there’s wisdom in having both, and there are a few pros, and cons, to both product types of systems.

When deciding which way to go for your business, the key to remember is (generally speaking) the two systems do identical work. There’s no program or app on a PC that a Mac can’t replicate and vice versa.

It often comes down to personal experience and what you find easier to use. Both systems are extremely easy to use these days, and there’s great news for the novice user, there is no technical knowledge required to operate either system.

Below are some features of the systems that will give you an understanding of the strengths of both systems, not weaknesses, as neither have any in terms of function.

The Mac

  • Sleek and stylish design
  • Software loaded and pre-setup to run
  • Innovation built in
  • Crisp screen with higher clarity, better for work with graphics
  • Can operate Microsoft Windows AND macOS (Not simultaneously)
  • Both excellent, and central customer support systems (Apple Genius)
  • Fantastic compatibility with other Mac products (iPad, iPhone)
  • Relatively virus free operating system

The PC

  • Cost effective and cheaper to maintain. (The PC is far cheaper than the Mac).
  • Excellent upgradability
  • Exceptional hardware compatibility for 3rd party devices
  • Market leader and Windows OS is the most used in the world
  • More power, the hardware inside a PC is faster than that of a Mac per $ spent
  • More software is PC compatible
  • Cheaper to buy and cheaper to maintain
  • PC’s work better with Microsoft products (Office, Xbox, etc.)

Now, I do admit, these lists could be 50 items long, but you don’t have the time to read and or even think about it. What it all boils down to, in the end, is to seek the system you find a better match to your needs. (Consider the systems your client niche are using).

While very similar, the two systems have strong strengths in certain situations. In my opinion, PC is by far the most cost-effective way to go. A PC with identical hardware to that of a Mac would cost half as much, and you can easily upgrade a PC to keep it up to speed with newer programs and computing needs. The Mac, can, of course, be upgraded too, however, at significantly more expense and this often leads to simply, buying a whole new Mac.

So in the end, it all comes down to personal choice, the trend at the moment is a move toward Mac as Apple are growing market share in the industry, but you don’t have to follow the herd here. You can do as much if not more with a PC than a Mac, and it’s cheaper to do it too.

What is your preference? Leave a comment in the comment section below.