A few weeks ago, the Washington Post published an article called “Mac vs. PC: How to Decide“, which concluded that “you should shop for a Mac.” As with all the other glowing reviews, this article points out how Macs are easier to setup, how Mac OS X has a stellar security record, and how the included software on a Mac is better than the titles found on a PC.
A few of the money quotes from the article:
- “[F]ind out how the computer will be used once it’s plugged in. If the user isn’t interested in installing new software but would rather use the tools that come with it, you should shop for a Mac.”
- “A Mac Mini, iMac desktop or MacBook laptop — starting at $599, $999 and $1,099, respectively — will often cost more than a PC with about the same storage and processing power. But it is the easiest option.”
- “An Apple machine will be much simpler to set up and maintain, thanks in large part to Mac OS X’s outstanding record of security. It will also include Web, e-mail, photo and music software far superior to the junk on most PCs.”
- “A Mac can read and write almost all PC files, including Microsoft Office documents. Apple’s switch to Intel chips even lets a Mac impersonate a PC, running Windows with the help of such software as Apple’s free Boot Camp.”