Get a demo of each and choose the best for your needs.Lion is very different from Snow Leopard and Windows 8 adds a lot of new functionality so sticking to what you know may not be possible.You can get a Windows cheaper than a Mac and if all you need is Internet and Word processing, that’s fine. However, if you want to use creative apps or those with higher hardware needs, you may want to get a Mac. Comparable hardware is often of similar price. RAM upgrades are expensive from Apple but you can do it yourself more cheaply.
Choosing a Computer
Windows vs Mac Ms. President January 19, 2012
Tips to Choose a Computer1. Get a demo.2. Be prepared to learn how to use program(s).3. Consider your budget.4. Consider your needs.5. Consider which computers meet your needs.6. Consider criteria of importance to you.7. Select a computer from 5 based on 6.
Windows MacStandard Memory 2 – 8 GB 1 – 4 GBStability Crashes used to be Crashes are seldom frequent but less nowCompatibility Not allowed to run Mac Can run WindowsPrice Roughly comparable Roughly comparable because LCD extra because LCD includedGraphics Best in Windows 7 Better than WindowsVulnerability Often targeted by viruses Has mostly built in virus supportMultimedia Photo Gallery and Movie iMovie and iPhoto (not Maker with OS downloads)Autosave Available for hibernate Built in even with rebootBackward compatible Good for Windows 7->XP Poor in Lion for old appsUsability Good BetterSupport ?? One-to-one
Sites Used• http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/tech- tips-and-tricks/pc-vs-mac-the-big-debate.html• http://www.siliconindia.com/shownews/Comparis on_of_Mac_OS_Lion_and_Microsoft_Windows_7- nid-98824-cid-7.html• http://blog.laptopmag.com/mac-os-x-lion-vs- windows-7-which-is-better/14Full disclosureI only have a Mac right now. I teach most of thetime using Windows.