Apple or PC
Apple Mac or Windows PC
In summary here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of each platform
Reasons to get an Apple Mac
Apple has the highest customer satisfaction of all laptop manufacturers.
In terms of service, if your system breaks within the warranty period Apple service is excellent, and its also very good if you get Apple care extended warranty. With other laptop manufacturers, service is more hit and miss.
OSX is much less prone to viruses. Windows is constantly bombarded by internet attacks and requires a lot more maintenance and protection than OSX.
You can install Windows on a Mac if needed so you can have the best of both worlds. Whilst it is possible to also install OSX on a PC it is far less straightforward.
Windows has to cater to a lot more types of hardware and software and its not always successful. So basically it is less stable than OSX and crashes more often.
Reasons to get a PC with Windows
There is no low specification Apple Mac model. So whilst you can buy a basic low specification laptop PC that will be enough for your needs at around £250, Apple laptops start at £849 for the MacBook Air.
You do pay a premium for Apple PCs with like to like models. For the exact same specifications Apple laptops are at the higher end of the price scale.
TWO buttons as standard. Some people hate multi-touch (i.e. me) and that alone is off putting enough to not get an Apple. Just put a second button in, Apple!
OSX itself has less programs available for it. Windows has a huge library of software, both free and paid for.
Many more options and variety of laptops available. Laptops start at 10″ screens all the way up to 19″. Whilst Desktops are a lot more customisable and can be ordered or built to better your suit your needs, for example if you want a computer for gaming.
Statistically with laptops Asus and Toshiba have a better reliability record than Apple. Apple sit alongside Sony with regards reliability, and ahead of other brands such as Dell, HP, Acer and Lenovo.
If you like the look of an Apple, do not need or are required to have specific windows only software, then the Apple Mac is a good idea. Just the fact that OSX is not as prone to viruses is enough to sway my vote. If it wasn’t for the one button thing.
PCs need a bit more TLC and caution but if you are used to windows, want to save money, or want more for your money then a PC is probably more suited to you.