Round 4

APC Australia - - Technotes» Mac Vs Pc -

EV­ERY­DAY COM­PUT­ING

Or to put it an­other way, what is the best over­all com­bi­na­tion of hard­ware and op­er­at­ing sys­tem? Macs cer­tainly score in a num­ber of ar­eas. For starters, they present a more con­sis­tent face more of the time. Ap­ple main­tains closer con­trol of both hard­ware and soft­ware, so you’re less likely to face mi­nor glitches, be that in terms of sta­bil­ity or in­ter­face quirks—when you can’t eas­ily blame some­one else’s hard­ware or the soft­ware, you just need to get ev­ery­thing work­ing.

It’s also true that, when equipped with a high-DPI dis­play ren­der­ing in so-called “Retina” mode, the Mac has the PC beaten for the crisp­ness of its fonts. They are gor­geous. Macs also in­te­grate ex­cep­tion­ally smoothly with cer­tain pe­riph­er­als that have been de­signed for Mac (although that’s a bit of a dou­ble-edged sword in the value de­part­ment).

And yet macOS is very much a walled gar­den com­pared to the huge ex­panse that is the Win­dows ecosys­tem. Win­dows re­mains a lit­tle rough around the edges, even Win­dows 10. But if you’re like us, and you want max­i­mum power and con­fig­ura­bil­ity, as well as the broad­est soft­ware and hard­ware com­pat­i­bil­ity, the PC has Mac com­pre­hen­sively licked.

WIN­NER: PC

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