Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Vexing Issue: Mac or PC?

So I've been a steady PC user my entire life. I find comfort in the start menu and the familiarity of the operating system. I never thought about switching over operating systems or even getting a new laptop for that matter. Until last week when my fan on my PC started to give out. It was in terrible shape. It rattled and roared and made it impossible for me to open my computer during class which is imperative when you want to go online shopping during lecture, am I right?

Well, I'm the type of person that likes to be knowledgeable in all things techie. So I began my research on finding the newest and perfect PC that best suits me. But as I looked, I couldn't really find one that fit my screen size preference, price range, and to top it all off - only terrible comments on Windows 8. There were all these complaints of the misbehaving mouse track pad, difficult to use, and reoccurring hardware problems.

With not much patience for researching on my roaring laptop, I decided to resort to my techie cousin who recommended a mac. Now, I'm neither an advocate nor a protester of mac books but my opinion is that they're not all that perfect as most mac users make it out to be. Yes, there are significant benefits to their durable and reliable machines, but it does not spare them from faulty areas too. I've heard of cracked screens, software issues, and all sorts of hardware issues. I've heard of horror stories of bringing it to the genius bar and having to cough up hundreds of dollars to fix their computer issues. While, on my side, I've never any computer issue that cost me more than $50.

I love my PC. If it didn't cost so much to replace the fan, I would keep it forever. It's still as fast, still as operational, and battery is not an issue. Maybe after nearly 5 years, it might be time to retire this laptop and look at updated options.

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