Blog entry by Aristotle Somarakis
Two companies. One world. The majority of people who use computers, always tends to argue with each other, on whether Apple or Microsoft has the best Desktop computers. In this article, I'm going to state the reasons why iMacs are much better than PCs for me
At first, sure you can buy a Windows PC for fewer up-front dollars. But the true cost of ownership should be calculated over a years-long span. And with that calculation, Macs win easily. For instance, today, we would give $700 in trade for an original 15" MacBook Pro, made about three years ago. Now, we stopped offering PC trade-ins after a brief experiment resulted only in angst on the part of customers who discovered their three-year old PC was worth nothing, but in attempting to do a trade with another company that still offers PC trades and plugging in a similarly-configured PC as that 15" MacBook, the automated response was: "No Trade-In Value." We think that not only is a good indication that Macs hold their value very well, but that PC's are made far less well, meaning that a PC is pretty much disposable after only about 2-3 years. While this may change just a little as Apple gains ground on Microsoft, Mac users are still living in relative bliss with the lack of viruses, spyware and malware. Furthermore, Not nearly enough people back up their hard drives (because it should be everyone), but Apple's Time Machine makes it so elegant and simple that all you really need to do is hook up a drive and turn Time Machine on. And it's not just a back-up, but you can go back in time to find a document you deleted. To sum up, let's face it. Apple has the best style desktop computers. While there are a zillion different styles of PC out there, pretty much everyone agrees that the style, elegance, and just plain "hip-ness" of the Mac has yet to be beat. They just look cool, and they're well-made as well. That's why you almost always see a Mac in the movies... they just look a lot better.