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Debate Score:148
Arguments:114
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What is better pc or mac?

Personally I like macs.
I've been using pc's for a long time, and recently switched to mac, and I can clearly see the difference.

But there are alot of different opinions on this subject. What do you think? 

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PC

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2 points

mac is better than pc..................................................

Side: Mac
Tim17(103) Disputed
3 points

Please explain how one mac is better then a varied amount of 100+ PC's?

Side: PC
2 points

Mac is way better. For starters they have ipods, ipads, and iphones which are way better than almost any other device in their class, and their computers are just easier to use and faster, better graphics, sound, and EVERYTHING.

Side: Mac
The Phantom(453) Clarified
2 points

Oh yeah, and the only thing better on PC's is that they have more choices of games. But im satisfied with my mac.

Side: Mac
nummi(1432) Disputed
1 point

Not just games, they have more choices in EVERY aspect .

Side: PC
Tim17(103) Disputed
0 points

Please explain how one mac is better then a varied amount of 100+ PC's? PC's with faster processors, more customization, And oh yea you cant play online games with mac can you?

Side: PC
nummi(1432) Disputed
2 points

For starters they have ipods, ipads, and iphones which are way better than almost any other device in their class,

The only reason they are considered the way you do is because they are overhyped, and thus overpriced. Fooling people into thinking the tag on them is just right, well, it's not. Plus I've heard so many stories of people having issues with them, and that the Apple support fails at fixing the issue.

Apple is a bad company.

their computers are just easier to use and faster, better graphics, sound, and EVERYTHING.

That is so wrong. A PC you can custom build using the latest hardware, while buying a Mac there isn't as much variety and if you manage to get one with as good specs, it will cost more than double the price of the PC. (I checked Mac prices on their website, so I know for a fact how overpriced they are.)

A computer's speed is mostly determined by its processor. Mac and PC use the same processors. If you had a custom-built PC it could easily outrun a Mac in EVERY aspect.

Side: PC
The Phantom(453) Disputed
2 points

The only reason they are considered the way you do is because they are overhyped, and thus overpriced. Fooling people into thinking the tag on them is just right, well, it's not.

I'm not saying whether they are worth their price or not, im just saying that they are good preforming.

That is so wrong. A PC you can custom build using the latest hardware, while buying a Mac there isn't as much variety and if you manage to get one with as good specs, it will cost more than double the price of the PC.

First off, i have a custom built pc, and its still slower. And to get a very good custom built is very expensive. And the reason macs dont require a variety is because the ones they have are already great.

Side: Mac
The Phantom(453) Disputed
2 points

it will cost more than double the price of the PC. (I checked Mac prices on their website, so I know for a fact how overpriced they are.)

And again, i am not talking about prices, im talking about performance.

Side: Mac
Inkwell(328) Disputed
2 points

how does an ipod or ipad or iphone make a mac better? The question is not between the companies but two of their products.

Side: PC
_deleted0_(850) Disputed
2 points

how does an ipod or ipad or iphone make a mac better?

it just does.

I think the main reason everyone wants a mac is the same reason people want a Gucci watch. Its all about the brand, not the product.

Side: Mac
The Phantom(453) Disputed
2 points

Uhhhhh maybe because they are mac products????? .

Side: Mac
2 points

I think that mac is mach better, smarter and more funcianal than pc. also mac have more appotortunities and useful soft. actualy a have both and anestly i use more mac, becouse windowse is not so comfortable and it is not so logical as mac.

Side: Mac
2 points

It depends on what goals you have priority. MAC is technically reliable, but the software expensive and rare. And the more you write between what you choose models. In general, a lot of detail. If you work with images, the MAC taxis, but only from 24 inch monitor, and if the documents are printed, the PC will be enough.

Side: Mac

I would say a Mac. Owning both a Mac and a PC, i use my Mac more often. I mean i see how PC could annialte the Mac if they wanted to. With so many options of programms and mods. but too many options are also bad. I prefer a mac for many reasons.

1. white

2. different than the PC. (interface)

3. beatiful (sleek)

4. Performance ( for my needs)

5. very fast.

6. etc...

Side: Mac
Neill111(28) Disputed
3 points

1. white- You can spend a little money and have a colored PC

2. different than the PC. (interface)- The interface is more programmable, and usually easier to use

3. beatiful (sleek)- Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, for example i think of alienware

4. Performance ( for my needs)- You can customize a PC to your needs

5. very fast.- PC can be very fast as long as you are tech savy enough to keep it up

6. etc...- not really a point

Side: PC
SuperBurrito(21) Disputed
3 points

I see your points lol but in my opinion having the Unibody solid state Mac is wonderful! My Mac aint trippin!! no moving parts it is amazing and durable as hell. PC interface is old for me, i wanted something different and more "me" friendly and i got it :)

i think its beatiful because you can get your aluminum mac engraved :)

My needs require fast computing in the auto industry. I am trying to get a major in motor engeneering. :) Pc, not good at that.

Side: Mac
_deleted0_(850) Disputed
2 points

PC's are fast? They are maybe fast but not as nearly as fast as mac.

I've had 3 PC's, and they were never as fast as my mac.

Side: Mac
minecraft123(22) Disputed
1 point

Colored PC - Not Good.

2.I agree.

3. Yes

4. Yes,Got a pc with loadz of ram

5.Agree but still not as fast as mac

6.Yea

So My result is:Get a Custom PC with Hackintosh!

Side: Mac
Inkwell(328) Disputed
2 points

1. white My laptop is painted in the same paint as my car. If you want a white PC, you can have one

2. different than the PC many apple users pay for an interface that mimics windows. different is not better.

3. beautiful (sleek) form over function and relative beauty is debatable

4. Performance ( for my needs) spending equal money results in better performance for the PC almost universally

5. very fast see above

6. etc.. presumably this includes more expensive and less backwards compatibility?

Side: PC
1 point

Macs are the most useful things in the world. I use one when im studying as i need it for school.

Side: Mac
1 point

Definitely mac. Mac has no viruses, pc has lots, mac is way more efficient, and more powerful

Side: Mac
1 point

Because Mac is personalized,so I think Mac is better than PC

Side: Mac

I own both but I will opine that an Apple Mac is much better because they are built to last a long time and are more intuitive.

Side: Mac
6 points

As far as cost and performance PC wins it.

Macs are wayyy more expensive, with their cheapest computer being a laptop (a macbook air) for $999. However, their cheapest desktop is $2499. I built my pc for gaming and added a lot of extra features to it for $1500 and it tops a IMAC and MACPRO in performance.

MACS are constantly being outdated quicker due to releasing newer versions of computers each year and taking away updates from older computers. This behavior is typical of a corporation like Apple to keep their customers advancing WITH THEM.

PCs can be purchased for less than $300 and still contain advanced hardware and performance in graphics and sound. Just look at bestbuy's selection. You can build and customize PCs for less than 800 easily and still maintain performance on par with apple computers.

Side: PC
5 points

PC's have been loyal to us ever since the beggining. Macs have a lot to do with apple where as PC's are Universal and dont have as many restrictions as Apple does.

Side: PC
4 points

Macs are fast and easy to use, which is certainly better for a lot of people, but PCs are almost in a different category with the dynamics involved. There are custom builds out there that are absolute beast machines in comparison to Apple products. Aside from that, I find Apple to be overpriced for what they offer, especially with the way they try to limit what you do to their own software. Simple and easy to use, yes. But as far as power, cost/efficiency, and customizations go? PC's dominate.

Example of extreme computer customization: http://img.izismile.com/img/img4/20110917/640/incredible_custom_built_computer_desk_mod_640_44.jpg

Side: PC
1 point

^Overpriced? Understatement of the year.

However, this topic ISN'T about price.

Which is why Macs are by far, the better choice.

The sleek custom interface and the user-friendly software allows new people to be absorbed into this world.

Side: Mac
3 points

I still think PC is better, though the mac is catching up quickly. We will need to see what position apple takes on software and open hardware in the next few years.

Side: PC
3 points

If you consider Mac as better you have no idea what you are talking about. I'm not even gonna list the advantages of a PC, they should be obvious to anyone familiar enough with both.

Apple sucks on so many levels.

Side: PC
_deleted0_(850) Disputed
1 point

Well I can.

I baught a PC two years ago, and it was slow to begin with (I didn't notice thou, thought every computer was like that) But Then recently I got a mac, and its soooo fast. I was like wow. Its aazing.

I think pc's are for gamers and computernerds, and macs are for musicans and ladies ;)

Side: Mac
nummi(1432) Clarified
2 points

I baught a PC two years ago, and it was slow to begin with (I didn't notice thou, thought every computer was like that) But Then recently I got a mac, and its soooo fast. I was like wow. Its aazing.

I take it you don't know very much about the hardware (so much variety) a computer is made of, in which part PC easily outruns Mac.

PC supports almost everything that has been created for computers, and has a lot of alternatives.

I think pc's are for gamers and computernerds, and macs are for musicans and ladies ;)

The reason for that is customizability, the hardware part. You don't have that option with Mac. So, of course gamers won't use a Mac. Mac next to a PC supports far less software and has less alternatives. The harsh truth about Apple, their products are inferior while they charge more than a PC of same specifications would cost.

Um... I just checked Mac prices (Apple store). You can get as fast and as good PC with half the price of a Mac. This actually was a surprise to me, I have always known Apple is a bad company but I did not expect them to be this blatant.

Side: Mac
Tim17(103) Clarified
1 point

Are you aware that your on the PC side and not on mac but yet your supporting mac?

Side: Mac
3 points

I would have to say a PC is better than MAC because thats what I use. My PC runs great with windows vista. I can install many games on it and programs on it. I have never used a MAC so I really cant say how well a MAC runs. I just dont know how easy a MAC is to operate.

Side: PC
1 point

which one is you're aware. U do that one..In my think pc is the better.

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Side: PC
1 point

Mac is more beautifull yes but everyone who is saying they are faster are wrong. The operating system contributes to near nothing of the speed, the speed comes from the hardware and the majority of mac os's come with 1.5-2GHz whereas now windows is coming with 2.0+ on just the laptops! Also apple is much more overpriced, I garuntee if Apple stopped sponging money of us, their products would cost less than 60% their value now. I have to say the iPod/Phone is great but the Mac is definantly weaker.

Wait..I forgot Linux is better than both :D

Side: PC
1 point

Macs are to pricy,whereas pc are only going for like £300-£400.

Side: PC

PC is the original brand that mastered the computer industry. I PC computer is much cheaper than a Mac. Apple should forget about their computer and only focus on their iPods and iPads.

Side: PC

Ummmmmmm.......................errrr..........................well.......

PC!

Side: PC

As a Systems Administrator who handles Mac, Windows, Linux, VMware, and various other servers, and mac/windows/linux clients for each...

I favor PC over Mac, generally speaking. They're different categories. When a general or multi-purpose system is needed, PC excels over Mac significantly. I see Apple devices in general as appliances rather than computers- quite good at their intended role, but lacking beyond that. PCs, on the other hand, can be made to perform any role, but may not perform it as well as an Apple product designed specifically for that role.

I tend to favor versatility, to be fair. Apple's proprietary nature across all of their products cripples them in that regard.

I'd love to vote for Linux, as it has the potential to be everything PC is given time and adoption, but at current it has de facto limits much like Apple's, even if being proprietary generally isn't an issue.

Side: PC
1 point

I would have to say PC because PCs are far more customize-able and far more powerful than macs, plus there are many different varieties of PCs that are made to suit your individual needs and macs are all the same, they just come in different sizes.

Side: PC
1 point

I prefer PC. It is much more convenient and you can always change the configuration or repair it. For example if you have problems with the video card, they are quite common. But I think the solution to this problem is not always to replace it. Examples you can look at this website. This is the site of a great company that is dedicated to consulting and solving any problems with electronic gadgets, such as PCs, Macs, iPhones, smartphones, and more. Just go to this site and read 'bout it on your own.

Side: PC
0 points

PC, all the way. Macs are just way too overpriced. The price/performance ratio is off so it's like people are only paying for the OS, which is definitely not worth $1000~ (iMacs).

On a PC, there's upgradability. People don't have to buy the latest MacBook/iMac model just to get better specifications, instead, they could simply open up their PC's side panel, work a bit with a screwdriver (depending on the part) and you're done. You're not replacing your current PC to get a one with better specs.

PCs are more customizable. Are you sick and tired of that 1920x1080 AIO monitor? Well, with a PC, you could just buy a new one and do stuff on a 1440p panel. Oh, you don't like the performance that i5? PCs can have their processors replaced! You're Mac can't game (that's another point)? On a Windows/Linux machine, just replace/add a better video card. The possibilities are endless.

Side: PC