A decade ago, the PC and Macintosh weren’t exactly rivals. In fact, each had a different target, so everything was well. No “PC vs Mac” ads, no wars of words online between fanboys… peace and quiet, that was the computing world a decade ago. In the meantime, a lot has happened, and if you weren’t surprised to see Porsche coming up with that Cayenne aberration, you won’t be surprised to see Lamborghini or Ferrari doing the same in the future. Anyway, this is about PC vs Mac, so let’s get back to our computers now, shall we?
What I was trying to say is that, just like Porsche and other car manufacturers, the PC and the Mac followed their own paths, until the market forced them both closer and closer. Now, we have a really tough fight, and more and more switchers leave the Windows world for the wonderland that is Mac OS X.
After going through a lot of articles related to the topic, as well as looking back at my own past with Macs, Windows and Linux computers, I managed to figure out the next thing – the Windows market is going down, slowly but surely. The iMacs are now probably the best choice for a lot of people, especially because Apple decided to deliver a 24-inch iMac for $1,500. Considering the quality support and software that comes with it, that’s not much.
I know, some may say that $1,500 can give you a great desktop computer with Windows and a 24-inch LCD, and leave some room for a bunch of beers and pizzas, but you know what? You’re right, just don’t compare desktops with all-in-one computers! The all-in-one Windows computers from Dell or Sony come for about $1,600, so I guess the PC vs Mac price match doesn’t have such a clear outcome…
But let’s draw the line and take a look at some iMac benchmarks, because best thing to compare a Mac with is another Mac. Unfortunately, the battle between Macs is a completely different topic than what I had in mind today, but be sure that the PC vs Mac choice is a pretty tough one, but if you’re not really a computer freak, your best choice may be the Apple way, and NO, I wasn’t paid by Apple to say this! ;)
Oh, yeah – one more thing – if you really want to compare a Mac with a Windows PC, grab some application working on both(Adobe Photoshop, for example), and play with it. If you’re not a professional, and you’re using a PC already, try using a Mac for a few days and see how you get along. That’s all – in the end, it’s not about being cool, it’s about being efficient, working with a reliable machine, and – if possible – also have fun in the process.