(This is a contributed post)
Mac vs PC is a contentious debate in the tech world. People on either side insist that their chosen computer is the best but in reality, there are benefits and drawbacks to both. Choosing the right computers for your business is essential because your employees are going to rely on them every single day to do their jobs. If you’re setting up your office and you’re not sure whether Mac or PC is the right choice for you, here are a few of the pros and cons to consider.
Price is the big one here. Windows computers are a whole lot cheaper than Mac. You can easily pay double the price for a Mac that has roughly the same specs as a PC so it seems like the obvious choice would be to just go for Windows. However, if you’re running a small office and you only need a few computers, you might be able to afford Mac. Don’t let the price dictate your decision too much because there are a lot of other things to consider as well.
This is an important consideration to make because your employees are the ones that will be using the computers most. If they’re used to using Windows at home, they might struggle to get by on a Mac and it could affect productivity. When you’re making the decision, it’s best to involve them and see what they all use at home. If most people are using the same thing, that might be your best option.
When it comes to repairs, Mac can be a bit tricky. You’ll have to take them to an Apple store or an official partner store and they’ll charge you a premium for any repairs. That means even if you’ve got a basic problem like a slow macOS Mojave that you don’t know how to fix yourself, you’ll end up spending a lot of money. But with a PC, there are plenty of places you can take it to get repaired which means prices are far more competitive.
People that are firmly in the Mac camp won’t like this, but there’s no denying that they are a status symbol, that’s what you’re paying for when you pay the inflated price. Image is everything in business so if you get a lot of clients visiting the office or you’re taking laptops out to make presentations, using a Mac instead of a PC could be a good way to give the impression of success.
In a normal office setting, PC’s are just fine. You can run office on them and they’ll do all of the basic stuff that you need them to do. But if your business involves any kind of creative design, you’re probably better off with a Mac. They’re the industry standard for graphic design, photo and film editing and music etc. If you’re in any of those industries, a PC just won’t work for you.
At the end of the day, it comes down to personal preference and the unique requirements of your business. But these pros and cons should help you to decide between Mac and PC for your business.