5 most important reasons why a Mac is better than a Windows PC

There is a never-ending debate as to whether or not a Mac is “better” than a Windows PC.

To us, there is no doubt that a Mac is much more reliable, more user-friendly and provide a greater computer experience than a PC running on Microsoft Windows. This is why more people nowadays are switching to an Apple computer, even though its price is comparatively much higher.

1. User-friendly

 Mac are better than PCs

A Mac is based on Mac OS X: it is the Operating System, the system core, what allows programs to run, like Windows or Linux for instance…

OS X brings many advantages :

  • Its user-friendly interface: whether you’re a computer savvy or a novice, young or not, you’ll find your way in it.
  • Well-designed ergonomics: with great ease of use and excellent efficiency in carrying out daily tasks.
  • A reliable system: on a Mac, you will be more efficient and won’t spend time on trying to fix your computer like you would have to do trying to protect yourself form viruses or malwares.
  • Opened to other OS: you can share files, read a Windows formatted USB key, share a printer to a PC, even run the Windows OS as a guest OS (using VMware or Parallels)
  • Innovation: Mac OS X is still years ahead of Windows. Thanks to an intuitive Trackpad, a keyboard backlight, a motion sensor to protect your HD, super thin design and a rock solid operating system.

Thus, even with an old Mac, it is still possible to enjoy a great experience.

  • Stability and elegance: Mac OS X combines the stability of Unix systems (used on Web Servers in Data-centers) and the elegance of the Macintosh (interface, look, ergonomics …). So far, antivirus are not mandatory and restarting your Mac is usually unnecessary.

2. Better security and reliability

How often did you have to format your Windows PC because of a virus or a bug? On a Mac, there is almost no viruses, mostly adwares or malwares. Unless you download a lot of “unknown” torrent files or browse some “secret” websites, do not worry using your credit card on your Mac.

On the other hand, the manufacturing quality is excellent: Therefore, a Mac computer is very reliable and will last longer, which usually worth the price difference at purchase. The reliability however has been decreasing in the last years since the industry is pushing towards “programmed obsolescence”. We see more and more Mac models designed this way…

Even though, one main reason why Mac are more reliable is because Apple develops the hardware and the OS which hugely helps when it comes to system stability.

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3. Esthetic

 Mac are better than PCs

Besides the reliability of a Mac, another Pros and not least is its aesthetics. When purchasing a Mac, you get the impression of unpacking a real jewel: High quality packaging, detail oriented, and finally when you have the machine in your hands you see Right away that we are dealing with a reliable machine with a perfect finish.

4. Lifetime

The purchase of a Mac is a long-term purchase: it is not uncommon to use OS X (the latest version) with a machine purchased 4 or 5 years ago and with an exceptional fluidity. On the other hand, a Mac computer resells very well in the second hand market and with very good prices: for example, a PC laptop bought 2000 dollars will be sold less than 500 dollars 3 years later, while a Mac would still worth more than a 1000 USD…

5. Applications Library is huge

 Mac are better than PCs

It used to be a time where you had to buy a PC with Windows as your necessary soft-wares were not running on Mac. But nowadays it is a total different story. Mac app Library has grown very fast! Still Windows supports more soft-wares cause Pc has been so popular for decades but the balance is changing. Even, you can now run Windows on your Mac which allows you to run any Windows software. Not to mention that, having a Unix core, Mac Os supports many open source soft-wares that run on Linux. And Apple gives free updates of its multimedia suite “iLife”. This includes iMovie for video editing, Photos as a picture library manager and GarageBand as music recording software. Last but not least, Mac Os Major updates are free.


4 thoughts on “5 most important reasons why a Mac is better than a Windows PC

  1. Toomas

    Im not agree about mac lifetime. My Mac Mini is extremly slow. pc running Windows (older) is much faster. And about software: iTunes?! Is this normal that I lost more than half tracks I recorded from my CD-s. They just “disapear”!? And I’m “very rare case” :D. And someone call this software user friendly?
    But Im agree in some points: soft included, esthetic, better security, good work from Apple in points where you are better.

    1. Julien Reveillet Post author

      Dear Toomas,

      Thanks for replying. I believe that a slow operating system can have different causes. Most likely some soft-wares are slowing it down while loading at computer startup.
      That’s the main reason why Windows PCs are slightly slower than Macs. Macintosh, so far, do not need an antivirus/antispyware as Apple is using some heavy security rules in their latest systems.
      Of course you would need to upgrade the OS to its latest release which will slow down the Mac as being outdated.

      I do not like iTunes either to be honest. I can’t explain how you’ve lost your CD tracks (don’t forget to use Time Machine, that would have helped).
      Clearly iTunes is making sure we do not use non DRM songs on our iPhones/iPods etc…

  2. David

    BAHAHAHA What a joke. I’ve been using computers for 40 years. MACs are ridiculously backwards thinking. Extremely not user friendly. I can spend an hour simply looking for a file location. Speaking of files…where the hell is the file structure, oh wait, lets treat everything like it’s a phone app, but lets hide all the details in this “BlackBox” technology.

    1. Julien Reveillet Post author

      macOS X was based on UNIX and has adopt its architecture. UNIX is the most used operating system in the world for the enterprise world, I guess you know that being using computers for 40 years now?!
      You have your user environment which is writable by the user and then the system part which is write protected to avoid messing it up. The Kernel is also hardened compared to the Windows one.
      The Windows registry system, what a joke! That was backward thinking in my opinion.
      If you have to spend an hour looking for a file, I am wondering how come you have used computers for 40 years…
      Though I am getting your point on how macOS is getting more like a blackbox everyday and it’s getting worth everyday.
      But until Microsoft Windows use a UNIX based kernel or gets completely rewritten from scratch I will continue to use macOS.
      I am a Linux user and lover though but the comparative is about Mac and Windows here so…
      I’ve been using computers since Dos came out and if I loved DOS, I hated Windows for so many reasons.


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