You may find you like Apple’s design approach better and is not necessarily a bad thing. Another thing that sets the two apart are the pricing. There are very few Macs that have a selling price under $1,000; likewise, there are many PC models th... ... middle of paper ... ...uff Works : http://computer.howstuffworks.com/macs/10-differences-between-macs-and-pcs.htm#page=6 Pumphrey, C. (2011, August 08). 10 Differences between Macs and PCs. Retrieved From How Stuff Works : http://computer.howstuffworks.com/macs/10-differences-between-macs-and-pcs.htm#page=7 Pumphrey, C. (2011, August 08).
Something else someone might notice is that only Apple makes Macintosh computers, while many different companies can make a PC that supports Microsoft Windows. Taking a brief look at the interface of the systems, the Mac looks bubbly and "cute" while the Windows desktop tends to look more corporate or professional (Farmer, Harris, Kantor, Marks). Let's look a littl... ... middle of paper ... ...list of companies while only Apple makes Macintosh computers. Both Macs and PCs are vulnerable to viruses, so one of Mac's few advantages is actually a myth. It would seem that a personal computer has many advantages over a Mac.
Both of these laptops are capable machines with the potential to make a user’s job easier. It comes down to preference of what an individual would be looking for in a laptop computer. The HP using Windows has advantages in the areas of gaming and cost because of the low price of the individual laptop. The impact resistant yet stylish brushed aluminum look of the MacBook pro is a great appeal. Along with the secure OSX Mavericks operating system and other items that are forward thinking like the magnetic power cord make its higher price tag well worth the cost for many consumers.
Linux-based operating system has hundred bespoke known as 'distros'. This will cause the user difficult to choose among them, in contrast, the versions of Window are easier to choose like just Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. Windows has a big advantage over Linux that is the software stakes, install Windows is also much simpler. When users purchase the Microsoft Windows or the MAC computers, the operating system are already installed on their new computers. Microsoft Window’s simple, familiar, and guaranteed to be compatible with virtually all software; for busy companies, that could well be more valuable in the long run.
With the PC, it is a simple matter to overclock the graphics card and other similar modifications, but with the Mac, you are plagued everywhere with passwords, and the Mac designers made it difficult to change such settings (Destinys-Child, 2000). Settings changeability aside, Mac is easier to use. First-time users have an easier time doing things on the Mac OS X than with Windows. At one point, the Mac's OS was so much easier to use than the PC's OS, there was no contest whatsoever. Today, however, Windows XP has greatly reduced the gap between the two systems.
Raquel, I enjoyed your write –up on Mac vs .Industry. You are correct in stating that Mac doesn’t feel the threat of new entrants at all. Their product, although a bit more expensive than one would like to spend, provides overall the best quality without the constant fear of virus attacks. It is removing that fear is what keeps the customers loyal and willing to pay whatever the amount t... ... middle of paper ... ...rgaining power” (Kotler & Keller, p.155). In conclusion, Apple is a market leader with Mac as they have advanced technology preventing hackers from invading the computer without anti virus protection.
"Hello I'm a Mac, and I'm a PC" (Wikipedia). Many people who watch television or online videos might come across the "Get a Mac" advertisement campaign launched by Apple Inc. personifying the more youthful Justin Long as the cool, hip Mac system and the older, more seasoned John Hodgman as the PC. The "Get a Mac" commercial series depicts the efficiency and user friendliness of Mac while comparing it to the problematic PC. Though the commercial series might seem convincing in favor of the Mac products, the commercial would obviously hide the flaws of the Macs. The actually masks the fact that PC comes out on top at the end of the day with great efficiency, the ability to do a diverse range of work, and its user-friendliness.
Another consequence of Apple... ... middle of paper ... ...ays it to Microsoft. This allows Microsoft to build on what they know, and apply security coding to their Personal Computers based on current and foreseeable future threats. Like Apple’s approach, this only works for a short period of time before the user must buy expensive software to detect and eliminate any potential threat to their computer. A Personal Computer is a more intelligent purchase than a Macintosh because Microsoft has mastered the art of providing a wide variety of affordable computers and is competitive with Apple in providing security to their users. Microsoft allows PCs to be configured by many different manufactures so that for each individual there is a PC that fits their unique preferences.
A decent, fully equipped machine can be bought for as low as $700. While IBMs appeal to the general public with lower prices, Apple Macintosh has proven to be a better overall product. Unlike IBM marketing claims, which have mislead potential buyers about the superiority of their product by emphasizing their few strengths despite the value; modern Macs can easily outperform commercial IBM computers. Like IBMs the memory on a Mac often exceeds the user requirements. Today^s top of the
Windows based systems are the standard in our community, and that is not due to change any time soon. Windows based computers are cheaper, and more easily upgradeable than Macintosh systems. The reason for this being that Apple has exclusive rights to the hardware made specifically for their computers. Windows based system hardware is produced by literally thousands of manufacturers. This, of course, means competition, which in turn lowers prices.