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Should I get PC or Mac Computers for My Business?

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While PC's and Macs aren't the only operating systems available on business computers (Linux and Chrome being the other big ones), they hold the lion's share of the computer market. So which operating system is best for your business?

Let's take a look at Windows-based PC's first.  For years, PC's have dominated the business computer market.  Because of this, the amount of software and applications available to Windows-based computers is much greater than what is available to Mac users.  Additionally, Apple is the only manufacturer of Mac-based computers, whereas a lot of companies make Windows machines.  Asus, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Sony and Toshiba are a few that come readily to mind.  Because of this, there is more competition and lower prices for computers running the Windows operating system.

While those reasons may sound like it's an open and shut case in favor of Windows, there's more to look at.  Because Windows is the more ubiquitous operating system, it's also more targeted by hackers.  Until recently, it was almost completely unheard of for an Apple computer to become infected with a virus.  Macs also have a reputation for being more geared towards graphical and video work, so if your job requires using programs such as Photoshop or Premiere, a Mac might be the way to go.

Another factor that narrows the gap between Macs and PC's is that computers are powerful enough to run multiple operating systems subsequently, so if you prefer a Mac for Photoshop work but your business is reliant on specific third-party software that only runs on Windows, you're no longer forced to compromise or to use two different computers to do all you need to do.

Whether your business would benefit more from running PC's or Macs really depends on your company's needs and should be considered on a case-by-case basis.  At Petronella Technology Group, we consult with large and small companies all the time to help determine their needs and decide on what computer hardware is best for them.  If you're weighing options for your business's computer, networking or other hardware needs, we'd be glad to help.  Contact us at 919-355-5545 or get more information here.