10 Most important differences between Mac and PCs

    Its a known fact that the tech-war between Mac and PC users has been going on for ages. The clash between these two users has blown up on manu places including college campuses, social networks, etc. However, according to some Mac users, the PC's are slow and inadequate, while for the PC users claims that the Mac aren't suitable for them.

    10 Most important differences between Mac and PCs

    Before moving into the subject, let us establish the difference between PC and Mac. The Macintosh, branded as Mac is a personal computers designed, developed exclusively by the Cupertino giant Apple. Apple's founder Steve Jobs introduced the first Macintosh on January 24, 1984. It runs on Mac OS X.

    On the other hand, PC are the same computer system, which is marketed by various company with different specifications. It runs on Windows and other operating system including Ubuntu.

    Today, we present you the list of 10 differences between Macs and PCs


    The term design is the biggest difference between these two. Apple's CEO Steve Jobs spent more time focussing on appearence of the company's product. Anyhow, on the other hand, many PC manufacturer's are trying to recreate a unique design to compete against the Apple's product.

    For example, Microsoft has recently launched the Surface Book with promising design factor along with power packed specifications.



    Coming to this category, Mac remains expensive than PC in most of the cases. This happens because, the Cupertino company chose to build its computer with high end specs and costly components. There are other PC's like Surface Book or high-end gaming PCs aside, which is sold at costly price.

    On an average users can get Windows laptop for around $500 (approx Rs. 33,000), while the Apple's cheapest laptop starts from $899 (approx Rs. 60,000).


    Hardware Specs

    The hardware offered by Mac and PC can vary depends on the line of system. Anyhow, Mac have faster processors than their Windows counterparts. But when it comes to customisability, Gaming, it is Windows that triumphs.

    Another advantage, that the PC hold over Mac is "upgrade". It is almost impossible to upgrade the Mac line up, while you can customize your PC with whole new set of GPU, RAM etc.


    Customer Support

    Apple have one of the best customer support service in the world. If your Apple device is damaged, you can book an appointment and take it to your local Apple store. Keeping lots of manufacturer's in mind, the customer service depends upon the company.

    Malware and other Virus Attack

    Due to sea of computers run Microsoft Windows, most attacks focus on PCs like Trojans, zombie machines etc. Meanwhile, Apple's market is so small, which targets small attackers.

    As Macs become more popular and begin to claim a larger market share, the company has added new types of encryption and security features in the recent OS X El Capitan release to keep your computer safe.


    Talking about the OS, both PC and Mac are opposite poles with different ecosystems inside. One of the major issue, that Mac is facing is the lack of software written for its OS. While on the other side, PC has wide selection of recreational software offered for Windows systems.

    According to Steam, an online gaming platform Mac has 180 games, while the PC has more than 1,300 games.



    In this category, PC prevails with lots of choices from various manufacturer's like Acer, Asus, Compaq, Dell, eMachines, Gateway, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba. While the Apple offers just five computer lines: the MacBook Air, the MacBook Pro, the Mac mini, the iMac and the Mac Pro.

    This wide range of choice benefits customer as they can find a computer that meets their exact needs.


    Both Mac and PC

    If you want the best of both worlds, Mac has the ability to Windows on its system with the help of virtual machine or directly on the system. Also, Mac comes with program called Boot Camp that lets you install Windows on your machine.


    Moving on to gaming, the hardcore gamers always prefer PC over Mac, due to its customizability. The latest graphic card can be tweaked to stay updated. On the Mac, it is impossible to upgrade your system and cannot match the depth and breadth of the game selection for the Windows PC.

    Touch screen

    Microsoft has started pushing out its touch screen functionality in its OS from Windows 8. Moreover, the company has announced its successor Windows 10 with more upgradation and enhancement. On the other hand, Apple doesn't have any touchscreen in Mac book and iMac desktops.

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