It’s a Fact
Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past decade, it isn’t even a fair game anymore between Macs and PCs. On every end of the technology market – computer, smartphone, tablet; hardware or software – Apple has decisively won. You could check out the quarterly sales figures for solid evidence, but we’re going to provide an indisputable argument for why this is true. It’s, really, just a fact – no doubt about it.
The explosion of touch screen technology and interactive operating systems started with Apple’s iTouch and, since then, the operating system on your laptop or desktop computer is more or less the same as the mobile alternative. This makes communication ideal between all of your iDevices. And with Cloud Storage, integration is the name of the game. No headaches, just usability and cross-platform functionality.
Now, mobile-centric OS’s, such as Android and Windows 8, are further removed from being effective – Android being a linux derived plug and complete non-competitor in the integration game. Windows 8 had to make a sacrifice to keep up with Apple’s decisive hold on the market.
Maybe in a few years, with Windows 9 or 10, we’ll be able to see a truly universal OS from Windows. But, for right now, it’s still in its awkward teenage phase. There are bugs, glitches in usability, and it is just not as intuitive as consumers would like it to be.
This is because Windows 8 is Microsoft’s attempt to create a mobile friendly interface, but they’ve failed two times over with this. 1) Tablet users have to deal with a lightweight OS that doesn’t perform everything you need it to, or you don’t have enough power to fully utilize the heavier elements the system provides. 2) Laptop and PC owners have this strange hybrid of technology that cannot be fully utilized without a touch screen. It’s absurd!
Macbooks and iPads have proven that they’re quality products. You can walk in and out of the store, from the floor model to your purchase at home, and constantly be satisfied with the device. Even if you do have an issue, Apple’s customer service is uniquely equipped to quickly and efficiently handle your problem, often at cost to the store you bought it from. Truly selfless to accommodate your needs.
Windows doesn’t live up to the same standard. Often the technology has hiccups and flaws that can be a pain to correct without being a PC aficionado. This requires you to run diagnostic tools, sometimes even externally, to fix your problem. And, unfortunately, often the software doesn’t provide the quick fix that you’re hoping for. Most times you end up in the store, negotiating your way to the product you deserve.
Save yourself the headache, and buy a Mac. It’s the old and new standard and the rest of the market is still trying to catch up. You can wait for them to do so, but you may be waiting a long, long time.