Mac or PC… What Are the Main Differences?

A common question that we find we are asked regularly is “What is the different between a Mac and a PC – and which one is more suitable for a business?”. We have highlighted below some of the main differences to be taken into consideration.

  1. Design

Apple is known for the sleek design of their product range. On the flip side, PCs are manufactured by many different suppliers so if you aren’t keen on one model, you can always look what other brands have on offer.

2. Price

Its not unknown that Apple products come with a high end price tag. PCs on the other hand have a broad price range depending upon which manufacturer you chose to go with. If a smaller budget is a main influence of the machine you chose to go with, PC may offer you a broader range of options.

3. Technical Specifications

The technical specifications offered by Macs and PCs can be very similar or very different, depending on which brand and line you’re comparing. Macs will generally outperform low-end PCs, because the Apple product lines typically boast more expensive and better-quality parts. Comparing Macs with higher-end PCs is a little more difficult. Generally, though, Macs have faster processors than their Windows counterparts but tend to skimp slightly when it comes to RAM, hard disk space and USB ports.

4. Choice

An obvious difference when it comes to Macs and PCs’ is choice. Apple currently only offer five different models whereas there is a much broader range of PCs’ available depending upon what brand you choose to go with.

5. Software

One of the most important reasons Mac hasn’t captured a larger share of the computer market is the lack of software written for its operating system. This insufficiency is most obvious in business computing, where most applications were standardized on Windows PCs years ago. Even if a business did determine that Mac offered a better product, it would take a tremendous amount of time and money to make the switch. Mac has made some inroads by collaborating with Microsoft on the popular Office Suite, but the shortage of specialized business software remains a concern for many companies.

6. Secuirity

Because PCs’ are more commonly used, there are more viruses out there to attack PC systems. This does not mean that Mac is totally safe from viruses, however they are less common than those out there which can harm a PC system.

7. Users

In a company which relies on their computers for general usage, a PC is more commonly used. However in marketing and design firms, a Mac is usually the preferred product.

At Omnicom, we can offer a variety of hardware at competitive prices. Contact us today to find out more.