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Any avid computer user will know that there are really only two options for computing use, the PC or a Mac. The debate has continued for years, with each side of the argument passionate about their choice of computer and prepared to defend it in a verbal battle. In this blog, we will talk about the highlights each computer type holds.
Security is becoming an issue in our society today, with hackers placed around the globe, ready to take your personal information and have it benefit their wallet. Which is why considering security when purchasing a computer is essential.
The crux in this discussion is that PCs are vulnerable to hackers because the majority of them run a Windows software. While newer versions of Windows have made vast security improvements, most malware is designed to target PCs, meaning that Macs are considered a safer option in terms of security.
There’s always been something about a Mac that users say is ‘clean and tidy’. The newer models of a Mac especially are hugely desired as not only a piece of hardware but also an accessory and status icon. To sit in a coffee shop and open a MacBook is far more impressive than your standard PC laptop.
That being said, for those who want to customise their computer, opting for a PC is much better. Now, we’re not just talking about cases, but pieces of hardware that you can swap out for example keyboards, although a black laptop with a pink keyboard isn’t always necessarily the best look.
Spilling a drink on your computer has to be one of the most heart-stopping moments in modern-day life, that and the second you drop your phone on a concrete floor before turning it over to witness the screen damage.
As with iPhones and most Apple products, repairing a Mac can be expensive. This is largely due to the compact style and quality of the product itself, but for those who are clumsy with their liquids, it can be a real bank buster. So, if you’re a bit of a butter-fingers, consider buying a PC where parts are cheaper to replace.