Computers come in lots of different brands, but only in one of two operating systems (for average users): Windows and Mac OS. There’s also Linux, but that is used mainly by businesses and advanced computer users. When it comes to trying to choose a personal computer, it is important to take a really close look both at what Windows as well as Mac can offer to you and we’ll be exploring some of those things in this article.
Windows is a good choice for all the people who like playing games on their computer. A large selection of games are made for Windows, but that doesn’t mean there are no games for Mac users. The truth is that a Mac computer today can be run like a PC, when you use a program called Bootcamp on your MAC. There isn’t much sense going to all of this effort, if you take your games that seriously. Your demanding games need a lot of speed and power, and you might not get enough by using Bootcamp, even though it is useful with some Windows programs. It might be kind of expensive, but for those who want their gaming experience to be the best, a PC designed just for gaming would be their best bet. For anyone who loves playing games, you should leave alone the Mac and go with Windows.
Beyond price, the primary advantage offered to you by Windows is that it offers you more choices and opportunities for customization. If you buy a Mac, you deal with just one company: Apple. PCs, however, are made by a lot of different companies–some are very well known and others are less so.
The biggest advantage of this is that you can build your PC one piece at a time if doing that is something that you really want to do. For example, it’s possible to go online and both save money and make sure that you get exactly what you are after. There are lots of really great things about Macs, but when you buy one of their computers your only options are pretty much whatever comes in the box.
There are several undeniable advantages to owning a Mac, and one of these is the level of support. When you buy a Windows based PC, there are varying levels of support, depending on where you bought it and the brand. Yet if you do a little research, you’ll find that many brands of PC have poor or at best mediocre customer service. If you want a better level of support, you are going to have to pay out more money for it.
Macintoshes, though, have a much better reputation when it comes to tech support. In addition to the ability to call for help, there are plenty of service centers set up that allow you to bring your computer in, instead of having to ship it off somewhere for service. The points we’ve talked about in this article are just some of the things that you should think about before making your final choices between Mac and Windows operating systems. If you’re having trouble making up your mind, you should visit a large computer store, including perhaps an Apple store if there’s one near you. You’ll find that it’s easier to make a final decision once you’ve gotten up close and personal with all of your options.