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PC Desktop or MacS?

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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
My pc is goin dead soon in probably the next 2 mths.
What is better pc or macs?
I am considering laptop too.
Also my budget is no more than £500.
I have a working screen, mouse and keyboard.
I been looking around aimlessly.
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#1
pc for everything
mac for people who want attention
You will also be hard pressed to find a decent mac for less than £500.
#2
If you've been using PCs, then unless you want to change your software library and learn a whole new OS (OS X / Unix) there's no point in changing from Windows. Nothing stops you from building a 'hackintosh' PC ([url]www.osx86project.org[/url]) - a PC built to specifications where it can run OS X too.

You'll be hard pushed to get a Mac Book for under £500 unless you're willing to get one used. What are your requirements?
#3
if you want a mac try apple uk refurb store and you can get one for £500. They are official apple ones from official store, google it.

hackintosh are just that, tosh. Big mess on and not easy to get working properly despite what anyone says. Look at kalyway osx forum for how many issues and things you need to do! plus unless you have a top end mac display it looks nothing like mac, no keyboard or mouse.

Most people will buy a mac in the end rather than hack
#4
deathtrap3000
pc for everything
mac for people who want attention


Ack grow up :roll:


You could always look at a Mac Mini

It depends how computer savvy you are in terms of upgrading etc. If you are a hardcore gamer there is no point getting a Mac because you won't find one in your budget.

If all you do is General stuff, photos, surfing, email and the odd simple game then the Mac Mini may suit your requirements as your already have the peripherals.

Dont forget any Mac with an Intel Chipset will run windows natively with ease, infact its usually runs faster than OSX on the lower end machines.

Best of both worlds.

As far as which is better PC or Mac, there is no answer only taste and requirements.

:thumbsup:
#5
Celticsun

As far as which is better PC or Mac, there is no answer only taste and requirements.

:thumbsup:
Dont forget the need for attention.
#6
spunklemonkey
if you want a mac try apple uk refurb store and you can get one for £500. They are official apple ones from official store, google it.

hackintosh are just that, tosh. Big mess on and not easy to get working properly despite what anyone says. Look at kalyway osx forum for how many issues and things you need to do! plus unless you have a top end mac display it looks nothing like mac, no keyboard or mouse.

Most people will buy a mac in the end rather than hack


Lol, most people posting in the Kalyway forums are just numptys and haven't a scooby how to use basic unix/bash commands. If you're looking to use OS X seriously then you really do need to know some basics. I built mine without much fuss and it runs better as a Mac than it does a Windows PC.

If you fancy trying it yourself, then it's a good way to learn a little more than you already know (or put some of your unix skills to use).

Mac Minis are also a good option but leaves you hindered in upgrading it. As per most apple products, they don't want you opening it and make it stupidly hard to do so.
#7
Goodness...........................im more confused now
I think im gonna stick with the Windows desktop or a laptop but pls im not gonna build on coz im a lady.
plus i dun want hassle.
Just dunno where to buy and which one , wat brand etC?
#8
sharonwai
Goodness...........................im more confused now
I think im gonna stick with the Windows desktop or a laptop but pls im not gonna build on coz im a lady.
plus i dun want hassle.
Just dunno where to buy and which one , wat brand etC?


Don't be confused, 'Xbox' is being far too technical, unless you really know what your doing then running OSX on a PC isn't for the faint hearted really, its also illegal as it breaks the End user license agreement. The same as running a dodgy copy of windows.

Best thing to do is, I notice your West Mids, take a trip to the bull ring, go to the Apple store have a play on the machines they have set up and and just have a chat with one of the guys there. Don't be intimidated just go and have a look, they don't pressure sale you and are generally a nice bunch of guys and girls. If after that you don't think a Mac is for you then look down the PC (windows) route.


Its true Unless you buy the MacPro you cant really upgrade much on Macs, however in all honesty what did you actually upgrade on your last machine?? Most people find they only ever upgrade the Hard Disk or Memory and thats a piece of cake.
#9
Celticsun
Don't be confused, 'Xbox' is being far too technical, unless you really know what your doing then running OSX on a PC isn't for the faint hearted really, its also illegal as it breaks the End user license agreement. The same as running a dodgy copy of windows.


Fair points I suppose but remember I had no idea the level of competency the OP has.

Also, If you buy a licensed copy of OS X you'll not be breaking the law. You may break the ToS with Apple, but it's not illegal.

In all fairness, unless you're ready to learn a whole new OS, Stick with Windows. If you have the funds then get a x86 version of the Mac Mini and a copy of XP. You can dual boot it and learn OS X while having the ability to still use XP...
#10
Xb0xGuru


In all fairness, unless you're ready to learn a whole new OS, Stick with Windows. If you have the funds then get a x86 version of the Mac Mini and a copy of XP. You can dual boot it and learn OS X while having the ability to still use XP...


True, a new Mac Mini is certainly within OPs budget which will have the ability to dual boot. :thumbsup:

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