Tue. Nov 30th, 2021

Mac Vs PcMacs are usually more expensive than  PCs. Apple Computers is the only manufacturer of Macintosh computers. Wouldn’t the world be a simpler place if everyone used the same kind of computer? Macs and PCs both have dedicated followers, and each type of computer has its strengths and weaknesses.

 Mac Vs PC

Manufacturer Apple Several companies like HP, Toshiba, Dell, Lenovo, Samsung, Acer, microsoft, Gateway etc.
 What is it? Macintosh often called “the Mac” and refers to any computer produced by Apple, Inc. Apple Computer introduced the Macintosh in January 22, 1984, and offered it for sale two days later.  Refers to any computer running IBM-Based (Windows, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD) operating
systems. stands for “Personal Computer”
 Company / developer  Apple, Inc.  Microsoft (Windows), Ubuntu (Linux), Sun (Solaris), etc.
 Cost  Computers start at $499 for the Mac Mini desktop, $899 for the Macbook Air notebook, and $1099 for the iMac all-in-one. Other models are more expensive.  Compared to a Mac, Windows and Windows-associated hardware is cheaper, and you can build your own for even less money. Comparable computers running Windows can be found around 40% cheaper than a Mac.
 Distribution  Macs are developed and distributed by Apple Inc.  PCs are manufactured and distributed by
hundreds of manufacturers.
 User  Home users and businesses  Home users and businesses
 Compatible Operating Systems  OS X, Windows (through virtual machine or Boot Camp), Linux   Windows, Linux
 Virus Attacks  Since Macs are not as popular as PCs, there are fewer malware written to target Macs, although the threat of Since Macs are not as popular as PCs, there are fewer malware written to target Macs, although the threat of malicious software is growing, like from Java.  Being the popular desktop choice, most virus   writers target Windows systems, however, Linux often has less malware.
Internet browsing  Safari, Chrome, Firefox, plus many more.  Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari (no longer supported)


Macs were hugely popular when the Macintosh was introduced. They pioneered the GUI and the mouse. In the 1990s, Windows grew by leaps and bounds and Apple went downhill. After Steve Jobs was brought back to Apple, he introduced the iMac and revived Mac sales.