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PC or Mac, Which is the best fit for YOU?

Mac or PC, which is right for YOU?One way to answer this question is to take this online quiz but, for now, here’s a quick breakdown.

Operating System

If you're used to a PC using a Windows operating system and considering making the switch from a PC to a Mac, Apple's operating system can seem intimidating at first. But truth be told, Macs are anything but scary. Instead of a Windows Start menu, Apple gives you a Finder. Finder is where you find all of your apps, documents, photos and other files. It's very easy to navigate either of these systems.

Hardware

There are several different PC manufacturers like HP, Dell, Acer, Lenovo and others, which gives consumers a lot of different options and brands to choose from. Microsoft makes the software for PC.

Apple makes only their own hardware and software, so you’re given just a handful of options if you want to buy a Mac. If you want to get technical, it’s possible to build your own "Hackintosh," or a traditional PC that runs using Apple's operating system.

Malware and Viruses

With the increased popularity of Mac computers, hackers have begun targeting the system. Recently, there was a security threat to Mac in the form of a trojan called the “LuckyCat”. This Trojan took advantage of an exploit in Microsoft Word documents. It gave a remote attacker the ability to plunder infected systems and steal data by hand. Apple addressed the issue with a series of software updates designed to remove the trojan from affected machines.

Even in light of the above, however, Macs make up a relatively small percentage of computers out there, so most hackers don't waste their time with it. On the other hand, Windows PCs are notoriously known viruses and hacks. It is a requirement on any PC to have anti-virus software installed.

Gaming

Because PC’s are highly customizable, gamers tend to prefer them. You can significantly boost your computer's performance by adding a better graphics card and more memory to handle power-hungry games. Macs typically can't compete when it comes to gaming unless you're willing to spend an enormous amount of money.

Price

On average, Macs tend to be significantly more expensive than their PC counterparts. Even in the super popular Ultrabook category, you can get a comparable PC for hundreds less than the MacBook Air.

If you’re really looking to splurge, there are the super-expensive MacBooks like the new MacBook Pro with Retina display. That thing starts at $2,200.

For help on finding the perfect computer for you contact the experts at Computer Corner. 

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What Others Say About Computer Corner

Michael came to our office and fixed our iMac. He was very thorough and had it up and running in no time. Our office never missed a beat!

Laurel Nendza
July 12, 2019

They did a great job in setting up my new laptop. They loaded new software and they moved over all my data and programs from a 12-year-old desktop. I'm thrilled with the new, faster computer and having all my old systems still working!!

Laurel Stadler
June 28, 2019

Linda Rust
May 7, 2019

Professional and fast, quality service!

Dino Perelli
May 7, 2019

Straightforward answers, quick service, and a friendly smile! Simply... 5-Star, A-Plus customer service.

Jan Owens
January 31, 2019

These guys are the best. They are very knowledgeable and reasonably priced!

Monica Cockerham Kilburn
January 28, 2019

These guys are the best thing since sliced bread! They know their stuff and are reasonably priced!

Monica Kilburn
January 28, 2019

I had a hard drive go down on a piece of video equipment. Michael and Computer Corner had me up and running in just a few days (parts had to be ordered). Thank you Computer Corner!

Bryan Rudolph
January 18, 2019

My son owns a computer businness in NC so when we needed someone local, we got a recommendation for Computer Corner from a friend. I am more than pleased. I will recommend them in a heartbeat. They communicated the status of my computer to me by text and the work was done very fast and the turnaround would probably have been faster if it hadn't been Thanksgiving week.

Casey Todd
November 28, 2018

Best experience I've had with laptop repairs in Florida. Answered my many questions quickly, informed me of all of my options, and made sure I took home a well tuned machine. All repairs are costly no matter where you go, but at least you get what you pay for with the helpful staff here. As I type this, I'm planning another trip to see them.

Miss Hex
November 21, 2018