The computer battle rages on. Each side claims dominance and neither will concede defeat. But there can be only one true victor.
The argument about whether a Mac or PC is the best option for you and your workforce is, like Beauty and the Beast, a tale as old as time. Apple devotees refuse to work on anything else while PC users claim Apple is overrated and not worth the expense.
If you’re still on the fence, here’s what you need to consider:
- Cost — Macs are more expensive than PCs. If budget is a major concern, you’ll get a lot more equipment via the PC route than if you opt for Macs. On the flip side, Macs historically have fewer repair issues, so you may end up paying more for your PCs down the road. One alternative: You can find refurbished Macs for about the same cost as a new PC.
- Function — How will your workforce use their computers? Following simple processes through proprietary software, creating Word documents, or managing an online portal are all possible with a PC. If your staff is responsible for high-level design or creating complex applications, Macs offer more intuitive response.
- Security — Historically, Mac users rarely worry about viruses or malware infecting their computer. PCs, on the other hand, are notoriously susceptible. Anti-virus software will help keep the bad stuff away, but you’re still rolling the dice. If security is paramount, Macs offer more failsafes.
- Hassle — PCs aren’t perfect. It’s not uncommon to have to reboot a PC once a week because something doesn’t load right. Applications crash and hardware fails. Mac users, in contrast, can go years without having to reboot their machines. Your tolerance levels will dictate what you’re willing to accept.