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Which is better: Macs vs PCs

Pro PC:

Joseph Mallery, freshman
In my humble opinion, the PC is clearly better. A PC can be customized and upgraded and has much more programs that work with it. Others may try to claim that a Mac is “more secure” than a PC, or even say it’s invincible, but that is simply false. The only reason there are more Windows viruses than Mac viruses is because more people use Windows. You never really have to replace a PC, as all parts can be swapped out for newer ones, while Apple makes money by making you buy a new one if you want to get modern hardware. Speaking of Apple making money, their computers are way overpriced! A PC custom-built with a similar budget (like mine) is multitudes faster and better.
Griffin Benners, freshman
I very much prefer windows computers or PCs as they are often called because of what they can do for the price. Apple completely rips you off for what you are buying when it comes to both laptops and desktops. With a quick bit or research and some background knowledge my current computer a Dell Inspiron 13 5000 series it is better CPU more RAM and also far more storage than a MacBook air. If you were to compare laptops from apple to something that is non-apple that have a higher price you could have an almost fully upgraded MacBook Pro (newest version) you can get:

• Touch Bar and Touch ID

• 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz

• 16GB 2133MHz memory

• 512GB PCIe-based SSD

• Radeon Pro 455 with 2GB memory

• Four Thunderbolt 3 ports

• Backlit Keyboard (English) & User’s Guide

This will cost you around $2,799

And with a Razor Blade you can get:

• Display: 14″ 4K UHD, 16:9 Ratio, 3840 x 2160, capacitive multi-touch

• Storage: 1TB SSD (PCIe M.2)

• Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Quad-Core Processor with Hyper-Threading 2.8GHz / 3.8GHz (Base/Turbo)

• Memory: 16GB dual-channel onboard memory (DDR4, 2400 MHz)

• Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5 VRAM)

• Operating System: Windows® 10 64-bit

• Approx. Size: 0.70″ / 17.9 mm (Height) x 13.6″ / 345 mm (Width) x 9.3″ / 235 mm (Depth)

• Approx. Weight: 4.30 lbs / 1.95 kg

Clearly, the Razor beats the mac and all in all Apple over charges and over prices their computers compared to competitors. All you are buying is a logo. I didn’t even talk about their desktops… Link to YouTube video talking about $4,000 mac vs $2,000 custom built PC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDmOHU6lmRw Also, I know the formatting is kinda off but there wasn’t anything I could do about it. Very sorry. Also sorry about the word count. Things like comparing macs to PCs really interest me and I completely believe that almost anything is going to be better than buying a mac. Almost everything.

Thanks, Griffin Benners Freshman bennersg20@greenhill.org

Tarik Syed, third grade
I think that PC’s are WAY better than Mac’s because you can do so much more with PCs. With their add-ons, you can buff your graphics card, or you can add more storage, but with a Mac, you can’t do ANY of that. Another reason PC’s are better is because they come in different shapes and sizes. This is important because it’s more fit for what mood you’re in. Say you’re in relaxation mode, you can keep it as a tablet, or you’re in working mode, you can keep it as a normal PC. You REALLY need a PC because they are more fit for YOU! So if you EVER switch from Mac to PC, you can pretty much be sure you’ll get a WAY better computer!
Esmir Mesic, sophomore
PCs are much better than any mac will ever be. For starters, they are MUCH cheaper. For example, the 1800 dollar MacBook pro is easily outclassed by many laptops at the same price point, such as the Razer Blade, most Asus laptops, and basically anything else that isn’t a MacBook that costs 1800 dollars. There are also laptops in the 900-1000 dollar price range that have just as good performance as the MacBook in question, if not better performance. PCs also feature a much better user interface. Everything is nicely laid out with simple personalization options. The file explorer is also very easy to navigate. Most PCs also allow for the settings to be tweaked very thoroughly to make your PC perform the way you want it to. With a PC, you don’t need to buy a bunch of dongles to use any regular ports like you do on the newer Macs. PCs also are much more widely supported by programs. Most of the problems kids have in classes like debate or science with programs are because they have a Mac.

Pro Mac:

Grant Wang, junior
It’s fairly easy to describe the positive attributes of Macs because they are a closely related set of computers, unlike PCs. They stand out because of their build quality, functional and attractive design, and Mac OS. The operating system’s benefits include ease of use, near seamless integration with other Apple products, ability to run multiple operating systems (much more difficult with Windows, Linux, etc.), and being Unix based. Also, Mac displays (iMac and MacBook) are unbeatable. This is not an overstatement, but fact, proven by the iMac’s 5k display and 2880 by 1800 for the 15″ MacBook Pro, along with very reliable DPI scaling (resizing objects based on resolution, which is atrocious on Windows). MacBooks also have fantastically long battery lives: 12 hours for the MacBook Air and 10 for the Pro. So, unless you are a gamer or video editor, stick to Macs. Hell, even TimBL (ask Siri) uses one.

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