Why is a Mac better? Is it? Really…? In a way i think they’re better, but not better quality per se.
From a hardware point of view a Mac is just a computer. Like any PC.
The big difference here is how the parts are put together, where a PC follows a certain de-facto standard for parts. Most Macs do not. My type of videocard is readily available at most stores. It’s a mere ATI Radeon HD 4670. The Wifi network card in my laptop? Made by Broadcom, Broadcom is also big in PC’s. My Ram? Samsung and LifeTime. Also brands that work in a PC. The CPU? Intel. Sound, Cirrus Logic and Realtek. Harddisk, Fujitsu and Western Digital. Most, if not all, brands that Apple uses are also found in PC’s.
So you could say a Mac and PC are not all that different. There are some fundamental differences between them ofcourse. But the parts mostly come from the same or similar suppliers.
Often i come across people who firmly believe a Mac cannot and will not ever break. Imagine their surprise that a Mac repair shop is a booming business. Even more when they end up there for a repair.
How can my hard drive break? I never mistreated it…
Why is my video card broken? It’s 3 months old!
Heatsink needs replacing? How can that break…
Questions often heard. And easily answered: Every computer breaks. Simply because we use them and they’re just that, computers.
Hard disks spin around, they wear out. Get bumped around if in a laptop, and therefor eventually break.
Video cards can overheat. Sensors can fail. DVD drives won’t eject discs.
How does this happen? Sometimes it’s simply because of age. Other times misuse by the user. In a rare case a design flaw. This is not different with any computer.
So how is a Mac better than a PC?
I think the way a Mac is put together is much better. Not just because they look pretty… But the way it feels when you pick them up. Or how it looks when you open them up or just look at them.
Lift up any PC laptop and hear the plastic croak. Feel the bottom compartments slightly shift under its own weight. Then lift up a MacBook Pro or MacBook. It’s a solid thing, maybe it slightly bends but it makes no weird noises and feels sturdy.
Look at your PC, slots and doors everywhere. Silly ‘smart’ design on the front resembling a face or something futuristic by the way air vents and buttons are placed. And look at a Mac Pro, with it’s perforated front.
Where a PC Case seems built around its mainboard, which is always square with a Power supply above it, harddisk and DVD on the right. A mac’s Logicboard (mainboard) is fitted to the case. Ever seen one from an iMac? It has a crazy shape to fit in the case.
There certainly is a difference. But in the end Mac and PC are just computers that break sometimes.