PCs vs Macs

Mac or PC?So you’re looking to buy a new computer for your home or office. Maybe you’ve been a loyal user of one or the other and are looking for a possible change. But the question still remains: PC or Mac?

Before you buy anything, here are some basic points to consider for each type of machine:


One of the biggest advantages of getting a PC is that you can customize your computer. You can choose the speed, the amount of computer memory and hard drive disk space you need as well as the kind of graphics accelerator and other hardware you want all based on your tastes and preferences.

PCs also come in many different varieties which helps drive down the prices of individual machines.  PCs are also much more software-compatible which is to say that you can find practically any software that you need for your PC. They are also built to be backwards compatible which means you can run Windows 7 on a 5-year-old PC with no problem.   PCs are also more upgradable and have more compatible accessories. And because more people around the world use PCs, there’s a larger support community for them.


Macs, on the other hand, are as-is.  You can’t customize them the way you can a PC.  However, newer models give you the ability to run both OS X and Windows and work very well with such popular Apple components as the iPhone, the iPod Classic and Nano, the iPod Touch and the iPod Shuffle.  They’re also easy to use and made with high quality parts.

These machines are also designed well and visually quite appealing. They’re less prone to getting computer viruses although they are not immune from them. Purchasing a Mac gives you the Apple Store support, which can make running your computer more headache–free.  And out of the box, Macs are not loaded with trials and additional software that you don’t need.

Making a decision about what kind of computer to purchase can be hard and for some, confusing. The experts at Austin Mobile Computer Repair can help you figure out what works best for your individual needs. We work with both types of machines and know them the way only insiders can. When you’re ready to make an investment in new hardware, contact us–our advice, service and repair work are second to none!

Call Austin Mobile Computer Repair at (512) 872-2811  for your computer repair needs!
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