What´s different between a PC and a Mac??

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  1. JIMIneitor

    JIMIneitor Banned

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    Imagine you buy a Dell, or HP pc, with a hardware like the MacBook and then your friend buys a MacBook just like your PC


    What would be different?
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    Meikura Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The Macbook will usually have a lot of hardware that the dell/hp wouldn't have, such as a multitouch trackpad, an accelerometer, magnetic locking mechanism (although more modern laptops have this anyway) etc etc.

    Macs don't use BIOS, they use EEPROM (I'm pretty sure that's the acronym) which is arguably better. They also can run OS X natively straight out of the box.

    PCs are generally cheaper.
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    I assume you mean pc format laptop and not a desktop, because there is a huge difference between a desktop and a laptop as it is let alone a completely different format one. One major difference is that Macs are ready to use out of the box while PCs usually require configuration before general use. Also Macs are built with their components integrated meaning they operate more smoothly with less time for data to be passed from device to processor to output. On the other hand Macs offer less options for customization than PCs which are highly configurable. In the end it's about what you need it for and preference.
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    Macs having faster hardware?
    I am pretty sure a 'Logic Board' is pretty much the same as a Motherboard...
    Also, time configuring? Putting in your name, what network / workgroup you wanna connect to and time format / location. My Mac (2006 MacBook, bought for $300AU with a dead HDD) took pretty much the same amount of time /effort if not more than my Asus M51. This whole 'Macs just work' thing is weird. The 3 pre-built PCs I have come across just ask for what I said above, not hours of configuring like people say.

    Things that would be different, would be some features that seem to be Apple only such as a multitouch trackpad and accelerometer. Casing and software is obviously different
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    Difference: Aluminum and Plastic.
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    JIMIneitor Banned

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    not to be rude, but i think you just post to gain rep

    and thx, i didnt know all of that
    thx!!
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    Oooo bad call. Off topic posts don't count.
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    LOL, that explains why I dont have 50+ posts!
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    Exactly! Hmm? This gives me an idea I should put this in that "Post your n00bish experiences with n00bs" thread!

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    I think I will!
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    go for it..

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