Sunday, September 20, 2009

Is a MAC really a PC?

David Risley over at PCMECH brought up an excellent point. The MAC despite all of the marketing hype by Apple a MAC is really a PC.  I have to agree with him on this argument. Let’s see what makes up a personal computer:

  • Hard Drive
  • Processor
  • Memory(aka: RAM)
  • Motherboard(aka:system board)
  • Operating system software
  • Input devices(aka: keyboard and mouse)
  • Video display(aka: monitor)
  • Optical drives
  • Internet capability
  • Designed for personal home use

Now one can argue the finer points of architecture designed into Apple machines and how the are different from Windows or Linux machines. This is no different than saying a certain auto part is only designed and built for a Porsche. That’s fine but, it’s still an automobile just like a Ford.

Please don’t get me wrong I believe Apple machines are well built and are priced accordingly. If you’d like one and can afford one by all means go for it. I do disagree with the perception that a computer made by Apple is not a PC(Personal Computer).

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