Mac vs. PC: A Hunch Rematch

Hunch: "Our latest data project was to analyze how self-described Mac and PC people are different. The infographic below, designed by the talented folks at Column Five Media, breaks it down. Keep reading after the Infographic for more background and analysis, including some comparisons to findings from 18 months ago when we first looked at this issue."

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snoop_dizzle2013d ago (Edited 2013d ago )

So if I use both am I supposed to be a rich bastard or something?

(sort of wishful thinking on the rich part :P)

Trizard2013d ago

Had a contradiction in there, a computer tech savy Mac owner. There is no such thing.

xCaptainAmazing2012d ago (Edited 2012d ago )

That's not entirely true. I totally understand the comparison, but I'm a comp sci background who considers myself neither a mac or a PC, but both. I own a macbook, but I can call myself savvy for sure. If you've ever run linux on a machine it pretty much automatically makes you savvy to an extent.

like, the macbook is a nice laptop for sure, and that's why i have it. acknowledging the fact that it's weaker than cheaper PCs and that it's "security" is almost pure fiction adds some credibility to my argument. I say use what you want, as long as you aren't blind about it.

Trizard2012d ago

I realize that Apple is very successful in the customer service department as well as the marketing one but they sell inferior products for higher prices. If you knew how to work a PC, and fix it yourself (preferably even upgrade it when it comes time), you would never buy a mac. You can't even do half the stuff you can on a PC compared to a Mac.

xCaptainAmazing2012d ago

it depends how you define inferior I guess. The build quality of the actual laptop is really good, and you pay a premium for the OS because it doesn't use serial keys. Ever. Like I said though, to each his/her own.

_Q_2010d ago

"I say use what you want, as long as you aren't blind about it."

We need more people like you. I've found that you just need to be open to everything. This picking a team until the end makes no sense. I'm gonna use what gets the job done thats all that should matter.

snoop_dizzle2012d ago (Edited 2012d ago )

That really depends on what you do, especially a profession. One of my best friends is getting into film and you pretty much have to run FCP no matter what. Your initial comment is pretty silly, lol. You might be required to use OSX for a lot of things. Though those are extenuating circumstances, mind you. But I look at it more as not limiting myself to specific types of software or hardware. For instance, this summer I'm probably jumping on Final Cut X. While I could still make movies with other software, I simply will use that happily alongside Adobe software as well. That wont stop me from using a pc though either.

As for my thoughts on mac, it really depends on what we are talking about. For desktops I'm not really a mac person so I probably would stay on the side of the pc for raw power, but I would say in the laptop realm that I probably would go for a MBP or a Lenovo. In the laptop realm it's really not a mac vs pc thing for me. More so manufacturer vs manufacturer issue. When it comes to something like a laptop, I want higher-end hardware whether it be Asus , Lenovo, or Apple (battery life, build quality, and the like. Which if you notice, a lot of laptops lack).

Additionally, on a mac I can also run Windows and Linux so I consider that a massive advantage.

Wikkid6662012d ago

Should be Mac OS vs Windows?

PC is pretty generic

duplissi2012d ago

pretty much.

id like to see what linux users like, that would be interesting to see the differences between windows, mac, and linux users.

_Q_2010d ago

Maybe because there isnt a "general" experience with linux? Because of the customization and what not may be so that people all have a differing experience with linux as opposed to a standard(s) that everyone can experience for themselves with Win and Mac. I'm speculating too of course...

Led-Zeppelin2012d ago (Edited 2012d ago )

Stereotype article. Though kind of true.

Speed-Racer2012d ago

Which nullifies the idea of a stereotype.

Led-Zeppelin2012d ago

Well its portrayed as though Mac users are the kind of hipster stereotype.