Mac vs. Windows Debate
On of the reasons against purchasing Apple devices over other brands is cost, as Apple makes premium computers and other devices, and thus charges a premium cost. However, when you compare the costs of Apple device to those of Pcs with similar specs, the price is in the same ballpark. It’s just that all Apple computers have high specifications. When an Apple computer almost twice as a PC, upon closer inspection, the superficially similar PC laptop offers a far lower spec and may also offer a lower build quality than a MacBook or another iDevice.
So several good arguments exist for paying the premium Apple charges: build quality, superior integrated hardware, efficient OS, more security against malware, less virus threats, some industry standard software that is unavailable on a PC, as well as very good and easy to use Apple software (such as iPhoto, GarageBand, etc. That is Mac-only.
Well, none of these arguments means much if your budget won’t stretch. What can you do if you really want to own a Mac but simply can’t stretch to the amount that Apple charges? You may qualify for a discount scheme for college students or staff members at any level in an educational establishment. In fact, Apple always offers special discounts.
Or you can simply buy an older model or a secondhand Mac for much less money, as many people are always after the latest models and they are more than happy to sell you their used computer or smartphone. The Apple Resellers may have plenty of old models in stock when a new model is launched, and you can shave one-third of the price off a Mac by buying a previous-generation model.
Picking an older or a secondhand model doesn’t mean at all that you are buying an obsolete device. Apple products are typically stuffed to the brim with the fastest components, they have a healthy life span and will still function admirably. Note that Apple also sells secondhand refurbished models. Even last year’s Mac is technically better than most of this year’s Windows-based PC.
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