So you want a desktop, and you know names like Apple and PC, but aren’t really familiar with them? Well, let’s run down the facts to help you decide the proper choice for you. We’ll skip the history here, and the advancements both have made through their existence. We’re going to focus on the current Apple versus the current PC.
In a nutshell: Apple is beloved for its user friendly software, simply elegant design, and immunity to common viruses. It’s extremely easy to pick up an Apple computer and just jump right in no matter what you need to do, whether it be video editing, writing, browsing the net, uploading pictures, etc etc… A lot of out of the box software pushes people to keep buying Apple. The one downside to Apple software is for gamers, where you’ll need to set-up complex partitions and other such things to play games that would work on a PC. Apple’s response has turned to the app market, where their phones and computers can enjoy apps and widgets, but for hardcore gamers this just doesn’t cut it. You won’t be able to play many console grade video games on an Apple.
The Visuals: The desktop environment is sleek and well maintained, but not terribly customizable (the one drawback). To match the actual workings of the computer, Apple hardware looks good with a simple white or grey design with rounded edges. It’s very pleasing to look at.
If you’re thinking of buying a new PC then you have to decide the level of time you want to commit to researching hardware. What’s important to you in the long run? You most likely want a computer with at least 200GB of Hard Drive (HD) space and 4-8GB of RAM. What will you be using this computer for? Should you buy a model with a pricey graphics card and CPU speed or compromise these aspects for better peripheral – such as a webcam, screen size, etc… There are a lot of questions when you’re thinking about buying a PC, but you can ignore them at your own risk. What I mean is that you can go and buy a floor model from your local tech shop and hope that what you want is coming in the box. Bottom line, when buying a PC it always benefits to be savvy to your needs at the components that you’re buying.
People who really care about the performance and customizable experience of the computer they purchase tend to buy PC’s over Apples. But, on the other hand, many consumers don’t want to spend the time researching or geeking out over hardware – they just want a functioning computer immediately without the headache, and that’s perfectly reasonable.
Really, different people are drawn to Apple and to PC. Artists and creatives like Apple for the built in software and ease of use, but hard core gamers and techy people love PCs for the utility and unlimited potential.