Holy moly! Macs are expensive little fellas aren’t they? When comparing price, it’s no contest with PCs coming in as far more inexpensive than their Mac counterparts. An entry level laptop of the PC variety can cost as little as $229, while you are looking at close to $1000 for an entry level MacBook.
In our fast paced world, speed is essential. We need to be able to get things done and get them done quickly. So how do the two platforms compare in terms of speed? In a comparison study done by Popular Mechanics, it seems that the Mac is a little quicker than the PC. For example, the average start-up time for the Mac was 28.7 seconds while the PC took 1 min 13 seconds in comparison.
Winner: Mac … but don’t worry PC – it was close!
The Mac used to be considered immune to malware and other computer virus attacks. This may not be the whole story, however. Although, as noted by howstuffworks.com, Macs can’t get PC viruses, they can be affected by Mac viruses. That’s right, even the perpetually cool Mac can be compromised.
Winner: Neither… computer viruses are apparently the great equalizer!
Perhaps this is a questionable category of comparison, but when it comes to cool, Mac certainly has the PC beat. In fact, according to PC and Tech Authority, the “bad” guys (or gals) in movies are almost always shown using a PC, while heroic characters almost always use a Mac. I’m not sure that a person’s moral fortitude can be judged solely on the basis of the computer they use, but you never know…
So which side are you on? Are you a diehard Mac person or is PC your cup of tea? Weigh in on this contentious issue and let us know which computing device you prefer! Leave your comments below.