Should i buy MacBook or Windows Laptop?
Questions like these bellow pop in your mind?
- Should i buy MacBook or Windows Laptop
- Should i switch from pc to mac
- mac vs PC? which should i buy
So let me break down the pros and cons of MacBook and Windows laptop and then leave decision making to you.
- Cost price:
Windows PC are far much cheaper than a Mac.
Windows laptops are easier to learn and use as compared to Macbooks but that does not mean Macbooks are very difficult.
- Repairs and Maintenance:
It is a lot cheaper and easier to get a Windows PC repaired , maintained and upgrade.
- Brands and manufacturers:
This market is flooded with several brands and manufacturers to choose from with each products in specs, screen sizes, and other criteria to put into consideration. For example Dell, Hp, Asus . Windows PCs are updated with new specs much more frequently like the speed, RAM size and Disk Storage.
- Available ports:
PC laptop have More ports as compared to MAC (Here’s a list of ports you can get with a PC laptop.) You’ll need a loom of adapters to get the same functionality from a MacBook. Apple’s latest crop of MacBook Pros — starting from the 2016 lineup — come only with USB-C ports. That means you can’t plug in monitors that use HDMI, SD cards, external hard drives, without a USB-C adapter.
- Microsoft’s Office Suite:
Microsoft’s Office Suite — the most popular productivity software — works better, have more features and is more stable on Windows than it does on Macs.
The Windows operating system is more customizable and allows for more extensive fine tuning than macOS.
Windows PC most likely will always be the go-to OS for gaming.You can also get desktop graphics cards for much cheaper if you build a PC.
- Customer Support:
Support for PCs is not as efficient as compared to MacBooks since many manufacturers come together to produce one PC laptop.
- Security and vulnerability:
PCs come with whats called Bloatware – Lots of extra software you dont want at least 75% of, and most of them are trial ware.Windows OS are generally less secure and more vulnerable as compared to MAC OS
- Advanced USB-C port
MACbooks have USB-C which is the evolution of connecting everything to your computers. USB-C plugs and ports can be used for charging your laptop as well as hooking it up to a monitor and other accessories all in a single port. It also transfers data a lot faster than previous USB versions.
- Shopping for the perfect PC to buy.
This is very much easy with the MacBook with just 6 different options which come with various specs and offer a number of build-to-order varieties to choose from.
- Security and vulnerability
Macs are more secure and less vulnerable.
- Style and beauty
MacBook is stylish combined elegance with beauty to produce a perfect mix of prettiness.
- Software and support
Macs do come preloaded with a lot of good, handy software. To name a few programs Safari internet browser, Boot Camp allows you to run Windows and Linux on your mac. You also get the Mac App Store, So as you can see, there is software that you can get for Mac that you can’t get on Windows. The support for the software is remarkable.
Apple has beautiful aluminum , best keyboard, touchpad, and screens out of any PC manufacturer in my opinion. Apple also manages to get astounding battery life. Since Apple makes both the hardware (mostly) and software so in turn encounters less driver or software conflicts with the hardware.
Although more PC laptops are manufactured with Full-High Definition screens. Apple’s Retina display comes with a high DPI. Hence a better display than PC laptops.
- Repairs and upgrades:
Devices like RAM and the SSD are soldered onto the logic board. Which means that unless you’re a professional, only Apple store does the simplest upgrades.
- Graphic designers and Art:
Mac has been recognized for Motion Graphic Designer that uses Apple Motion and Final Cut Pro in addition to your Adobe applications.They also do well with art such as: logic pro, Indesign, mainstage, final cut, and other artsy tools that Windows doesn’t have but windows have Ableton, Cubase, and FL studio.
After reading all the positive and negative points above, the final decision to buy MacBook or Windows Laptop is yours .
But for me i will say if you are more concerned about security, graphic design, beauty and style, MAC is good especially those involved in digital marketing or online businesses.
but if you are looking for an ease of use, less costly and compatibility with many hardware and software, then Windows wins the bet.
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