PCs can come with something called "bloatware". Bloatware is defined as "software whose usefulness is reduced because of the excessive disk space and memory it requires". In Layman's terms, useless software that is put on by the manufacturer which slows the machine down, while providing no real benefit. This means your brand-new PC can already be slower than expected. Apple products only come with the default apps that are incredibly useful.

 

Price is one of the main factors when it comes to whether you should buy a PC or a Mac. The price for a PC can be half of that for a Mac - meaning you may get more value for your money. The new Macs can be close to the £2000 mark, whereas new high end laptops can be just £1000- £1300. Neither are particularly cheap, but PCs are generally a lot cheaper.

 

Finally, security. It's no secret that attacks like the wanacry encryption attack on the NHS was targeted on PCs running Windows. This is because the writers of the code are much more familiar with Windows and the tools and scripts that they use are designed for Windows. Over all, you are much, much more likely to get a virus or piece of malware on Windows as opposed to Mac

 

Because Apple make the software and the hardware, their systems are designed to run in harmony. This means that because everything is compatible, you can usually see a large difference in performance between Mac and PC. This is why when older Macbooks have software updates, the battery life can increase, even though there were no hardware changes. PCs are made with many different components from many different manufacturers, which slows the PC down as they might not work together to the same level as Apple make.

 

Apple have sold over 50 million iPhones this quarter, which makes them one of the largest phone manufacturers in the world. Because of this, their iMacs and MacBooks all allow syncing of music, pictures, notes, and more. Everything that is Apple is designed to sync to one another which gives you a large benefit over Windows PCs.

 

When deciding to get a Mac or PC, always consider what you're looking for. If you're looking for something cheap to get your work done on, PC is maybe the best choice. However, if you're willing to spend the extra money for a machine that gives reliability, speed, connectivity to your iPhone or iPad, and an overall pleasurable experience, Mac is usually the best way to go. Something else to consider is that Mac has been at the top of customer satisfaction surveys for over a decade.