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Mac vs PC (or which computer should I get with tax refund?)

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Brooklyn Bridge, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge Active Member

    Here is my question. I have a PC which is about six years old and has been acting erratically. I have been thinking about upgrading, but recently thought about a Mac.

    Pros-Price. I probably just need a processor and can get one for $300. But by the time you add in an OS and maybe a flat screen, that jumps up pretty quick.

    I have to install the OS and update virus protection every year.

    Pros--easy to use, faster than a PC and no worry about viruses.

    Cons--Price. Base Imac goes for $1100.

    That is my somewhat limited knowledge of computers. I'll let you sjers impart your wisdom. THX.
  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    You realize that you'd get a more civil discussion if you asked for advice on who to vote for in the last election, right?

    What are you going to be doing with this computer? Just Web surfing and e-mail? Or do you need more than that?

    I'm a complete Mac fanboy looser. But if all you're wanting is to hit SJ and check your fantasy leagues, then a cheapo PC is a fine choice. If you're going to use it for more than that, I think Mac might be better.
  3. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    If you want to do any graphic design work, then you absolutely need a Mac. I have a PC at work with Adobe Creative Suite. Whenever I run any of the programs my Dell runs slower than a Commodore 64.
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I'd go with a Mac just to avoid having to load drivers every time you plug in a USB ...
  5. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    I'm the only one in the family left with a (job issued) PC now. My 16-year-old daughter's school issued her a Mac and my wife just picked up the Imac, which she seems to love already. My daughter sold her on it and she's the most tech-savvy person in the house.
  6. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Mac for me. My wife, who bought a PC laptop about a year ago, is already dropping hints that she wants a mac for Christmas.
  7. spup1122

    spup1122 New Member

    My PC's screen went out, so Doc and I are sharing one PC laptop right now. I use a mac at work. Next week, I'm getting a Mac laptop to bring home every night for work. I can't tell you how hard it is to go back and forth. Do you use one or the other at work? Like I said, I find myself looking for the apple commands when I get home because I've been so used to using them all day. If you use a PC at work, I'd recommend getting a good PC at home. If you use a Mac, I'd say to get a Mac.
  8. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    I used to use a PC until midway through college. Needed a Mac for some different classes I was taking. I loved it after switching over: no problems freezing up or getting infected with something, easy to share programs with others, simple to use/get it to do what you want it to do. Some people cite the lack of a two-clicker mouse as a problem, but it can be easily remedied by popping in a USB mouse. Unless you're going to use the comp for the most basic of functions, I'd go Mac.
  9. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    I have a bottom line HP PC, and it doesn't make me load drivers every time and does a lot of cool things the MACS do. Just with different program names. I'm happy with it.
  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Apple's current mice have built-in right-click support.
  11. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    But the clicker on my laptop does not ;)
  12. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

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