Originally Posted by leamas
I cannot stay away of such debate. The fact a computer is crashing depends on multiple factors. I am very curious of those PCs setups, hardware plus software. From my personal experience, being a computer programmer for 12 years, I can tell you that it's not necessarily the hardware itself that we should blame (in this case the Mac or the PC) but the software. And at this chapter, believe me that Windows is much better and faster than MacOS. Just more advanced. Your editing tool for Mac could be more stable than the one for Windows and this is fairly possible. But there are plenty of other tools. Also, nearly 90% of the PCs in the world run Microsoft Windows for a reason... That's my justification that buying a Mac at nearly twice the price of a PC isn't worth.
"So Fung, a do-it-yourself PC specialist, set out to test the Apple tax and see just how much cheaper it would be to build a comparable machine that runs Windows. His findings might surprise you.
“After tabulating all the major component costs (plus another $99.99 US for Windows 8 Pro), we are at a total of around $11,530.54 US using today’s prices at retailers that actually stock the hardware,” he wrote. “I’m not afraid to admit that compared to the asking price of $9,599 US, the new Mac Pro seems like one heckuva deal for these components.”
The cost of Fung’s Mac Pro rival rang up at a steep 20% over Apple’s Mac Pro, and that doesn’t assign any value to the time it would take to build the machine once you have all the parts.
But what about the entry-level version of the Mac Pro? Surely a less powerful version of the rig could be matched by Windows at a more reasonable price point, right? In a follow-up to his first piece
, Fung set out to see what it would cost to build the Windows equivalent of Apple’s base Mac Pro.
Again, the results were surprising.
Fung’s match to Apple’s $2,999 Mac Pro ended up costing $3,994.65 in parts, a whopping 33% more expensive than the Mac Pro. And once again, that price does not include labor. The comparison isn’t quite as direct as it was the first time around though, as Fung noted that his DIY Windows machine has slightly better specs than the Apple box, and there were some other benefits over the Mac Pro as well."