The Great Debate: Mac vs. PC

We know we’re setting ourselves up for flak from both sides of the Mac/PC debate, but the truth is, no matter which brand you prefer, computers are pretty much all the same inside. Generally speaking, you have a processor, an operating system, some memory, a bunch of internal and exterior connections, and a means of saving files and programs. Simple, right?

Okay, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s get back to reality.

The actual quality – and price – of all those things we just listed varies wildly not just between Macs and PCs, but also within both categories. Yes, everything you’ve heard about Apple’s design innovation, quality of materials, and overall reliability is true – but so is everything you’ve heard about how Windows 7′s hardware and software compatibility makes it easy to work, play, and connect, both at home and at work. So, whether you’re leaning toward the Apple Store or Best Buy, know this much: The only “right” computer is the one that does the things you need it to do, within whatever means you have to spend on it.

With that in mind, it’s time to get started – and to do that, you’ll want to set aside brand loyalties and temporarily turn a blind eye to those awesome TV commercials and website banners. When it comes to choosing the right computer, you need look no further than the people in your family room.

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