The war of Windows vs Mac is always on and with the launch of some new devices from these two brands, the war gets stronger. This article makes a quick comparison of the devices from the two brands to judge which is better – Mac or Widnows.
Variety in Devices
If you are in favor of picking your laptop after looking at wider options then only Windows can offer you such variety. While in the Apple world you get only five types of OS X devices. Out of which, two are laptops, one is the Mac mini, and the other Mac Pro and iMac All-in-One. The Apple list misses many device including the convertible tablets, tabletop slabs, laptop gaming rigs
Moreover, these Apple devices are highly priced. For instance, the Mac mini, which is a small device, costs you around £499 including VAT, but you can get a descent Windows PC from leading brands within £350 including VAT.
If you are looking for gaming devices, then Windows is just the right choice. With big game franchises releasing ports compatible with Mac and Mac is shifting to Intel, thus Mac is now a gaming PC too. But if you are a serious gamer then Windows world will provide you better specifications and performance. Moreover, you can customize a Windows PC with gaming-specific specifications to make your experience better.
Security is one aspect that makes Mac win in the war of Windows VS Mac; at least Mac fans say it so. Yes it is a fact that OS X is less susceptible to virus attacks because it is a UNIX-based OS, which is hard to infect. That doesnt mean there are no viruses in the OS X world. There are fewer viruses in the OS X environment because of two facts. Firstly, it is a tough to infect operating system and secondly, it has a thinner user base. Thus, hackers see less benefit in targeting the OS X platform. They concentrate more on Windows that has a much wider customer base.
As hackers target Windows more, hence there are more viruses and malware in the Windows environment. But at least Windows users are aware of it and they remain alert by being more cautious about installing antivirus programs.
Software support for a particular OS is also very important. There are plenty of programs that are compatible with Mac OS X. In the market you will see that most of the programs are available with a Mac Version, as said most of the programs but not all. These programs are originally developed for Windows and then are optimized with Mac ports.
Moreover, in the Windows world, you will find most of the programs free and easy to install. But in Mac, to install anything not approved by Apple, you need to change the settings. It automatically limits your choice of software.
On the basis of above discussion it is clear that there is nothing in Mac, which is not there in Windows. However, Windows PCs and laptops do have many things that are not yet available in Mac. On the top of that Mac PCs and laptops are way expensive than Windows. Security can be strong on Macs end but with a proper antivirus installed you can even make your Windows PC quite safe.
About the Author: Polly M Quinton has been serving at qresolve as a tech support engineer and offers tech support to global customers. Polly is known for her skills and wide experience in providing online tablet support for laptop, Mac,desktop, iPods,tablets, iPhone, smartphones and virus removal. She has been an active blogger and article writer related to computers, information technology, peripherals and devices. Her articles let users know about the benefits of online tech support, online laptop support and the latest emerging technologies.