If there is one question I get constantly, it’s Mac or PC? I can never answer it. For me personally, it’s even Steven! I have an iMac, an iPad, and a MacBook Air. No iphone 🙂 I also have a PC, a Dell Latitude, and and android phone. Which one do I like better? Well, it all depends on what I am doing at the time.
Mac or PC?
If I am working with pictures or video, I like the Mac. If I listen to music or surf the web, I like the Mac. When i am working on emails, or a Word document, it’s always a PC. When I talk to my Lead Engineer, his answer is a very quick NO when it’s comes to a Mac. When pressed as to why, his answer is “many of the programs I like to use just don’t integrate well with a Mac”. When I ask the helpdesk staff, their answer is “PC! It just works better”. I asked my sales staff, and the answer was a quick “MAC all they way”! In my opinion, the “techies” like the Mac and the sales staff likes the Mac! Go figure!
If you want to get a computer on a budget, the PC is the way to go. You can get quite a bit of features for the same price you will pay for a Mac. A lot of people don’t want to go to a Mac because there is a learning curve, but I can tell you that you shouldn’t be afraid. The Mac is indeed easier, and more intuitive. Just try it.
A decent Mac should run you around $1200, whereas a decent PC will cost you around $900. If money is no object, the Mac may be a better solution for a beginner, and may also be a good choice for someone creative. The Mac has a lot of built in programs for making movies, editing pictures, making music, etc.
If you have any questions about your next purchase, feel free to contact Tier3MD. We are happy to support your new devices!