This is my personal bias, but I would always buy a PC. A PC or personal computer uses many of the same components inside a Mac. A lot of the components inside a Mac are interchangeable, or one in the same as PC components. Therefore, when purchasing a Mac, one is spending double on the brand name, and a different software operating system. Macs use mostly laptop size components, so they tend to not last as long in my opinion, due to ventilation, and many other mechanical reasons. PC Desktops will always last longer due to better ventilation, and the fact the inside components are larger, and not jammed into a tiny space with little ventilation. This is why, if you do not need to be portable, I would always purhcase a desktop over a laptop or all-in-one computer built into the monitor. If you are buying a laptop, spend the money on a PC laptop with an i5 or an i7 processor. You will spend at least half the price of a Mac with similar or lesser specs. Macs are designed for graphic design and video editing, and that's where they advance. Our graphic designer works on a PC, and she always says, "I can do everything on my PC that I can do on my Mac". I also want to bust the myth that Macs can't get viruses. Macs can get viruses, and viruses among Macs are becoming more frequent. Any software that you have for PC, that software will not work on a Mac. A Mac version will need to be purchased.
Until next time, buy local, and buy PC!
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