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Mac vs. PC, Which Do You Prefer?

Mac versus PC.

A debate that has been around since the 80s. Both types of home computers are great. but it just depends on what you’re looking for. I’ll be looking at how both types compare in design, cost, and what they do best. I’ll be focusing more on laptops in this article since that is what most students use.

Apple Macbook 2016


Most Macbooks are made from aluminum and have very little differences between models. The biggest differences you will find is color, how thin a Macbook is, and screen size. Color-wise, you can get silver, black, space gray, and rose gold on newer models. Macbooks and Macbook airs are virtually the same other than how thin they are and how much they weigh, with Macbook pros being around 4.5 pounds and Macbook airs being about 3 pounds. You can also get Macbooks with 13 inch screens or 15 inch screens.

PC’s are a bit more complicated. Design-wise you can get almost any style PC since there are so many different companies that make PC laptops. If you want a plastic red PC with a 17 inch screen you could probably find one.


Macbook prices range anywhere between $1000 and $2800 if you buy them straight from Apple brand new. If you buy one used or refurbished, you could get a macbook for about $500 to $600 dollars.

PC laptops range from $150 to $3000 depending on brand, year, and a multitude of other factors. PCs have a wide price range, but don’t think that you have to spend $3000 dollars for a good laptop. For basic school work and Netflix, you can get a reliable laptop for $350 dollars or less.

Microsoft Stores PC

What they do best

Macbooks are generally for people who are creative. Students who use programs like Photoshop or Premiere and various other creative software will look to get a Mac.

PC’s are better for gaming due to windows being an easier program to code for and it is a lot easier to find a computer in your price range.

Both Macbooks and PC’s will do what the average student needs to do. Both have access to Microsoft Office and both make screens decently big enough for Netflix binge-watching and cat videos.

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