Should You Buy A PC Or A Mac in 2016?

So, you’re looking to buy a computer and you’re torn between the cool, artsy image of a Macintosh or the reasonable price and efficiency of a PC. There are a few things to consider when you are looking for a new computer. Whether you are buying something for your home or your office you definitely want to make a list of all the things for which you want to use your computer. When thinking about price you want to consider how much your new computer is going to cost to maintain and how easy it will be to solve any problems that may arise. If you are looking at a computer for work you will want to take the cost of IT into consideration. There are a few questions you should ask yourself before making a final decision.

How much are you able to spend?

A person can pick up a really cheap PC for around $150, but most people spend about $600 on the purchase, according to a recent study by Digital Trends. Macbooks start out at around $1000.00. Although Macintosh does have a well-built machine, you may want to consider whether the advantages are really worth that much extra money. Macbooks are lighter than most laptops and the battery has to be charged less often. Mac’s do come with a service plan and you often have to pay extra when you buy a PC. Ask yourself how inconvenient it would be to have to carry around an extra pound or two, how much of a nuisance it would be to plug your computer in after a couple of hours and how often you have needed computer repair in the past. Macintosh is known for building a long lasting computer, so if you have more money to spend initially you may want to take that into consideration.

What are you going to use your computer for?

Are you a blogaholic who needs to give his or her opinion about every new movie or book, a chronic Instagiamer or a YouTube addict, or are you making a movie with a lot of special effects or creating a blueprint for a passenger rocket ship on behalf of

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If you are like most people you use a home PC for watching videos, managing the household budget and doing a bit of work from home. When considering what kind of computer to buy, you will want to consider what kind of work you do from home. According to a recent PC Magazine article, Macintosh still makes the best computer for entrepreneurs who are illustrators or designers. However, if you work for a company that uses Windows and you take work home, you will want to consider the kind of operating system your office uses and what their IT plan covers if something should go wrong. You will want to make sure that your company’s software can be used on your home PC.

How tech savvy do you have to be to use the machine?

Macintosh was once known as the company that made computers for people that were afraid of computers. Who could forget those commercials with Justin Long in which he was supposed to be the personification of a Mac? He was young, hip artsy and uncomplicated compared to the chubby middle aged business man who represented the PC. However, most PC’s nowadays come ready to use right out of the box. PC’s tend to require more updates than Macs, however you can also find easy instructions for installing almost anything on the internet these days. Windows 10 is actually very comparable to Mac in terms of its usability and easy maintenance.

In short, a little planning ahead can save you a lot of regret in the long run. Don’t rush into anything. Remember, that Netflix series you’ve been dying to binge watch will still be around in a few days.

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