Originally Posted by johnsmith808
But aren't specs irrelevant if the hardware performs more efficiently? I don't own apple products but I do know that they just work well. My pc on the other hand freezes and fails to startup since it was new. But it's cheaper so that's why I bought it.
Nope hardware specs are always relevant unless you talk about very poor software and windows is far from it. No software can push the hardware over its limits
Whatever happened with your pc is just unfortunate accident, it not about windows, its more about hardware config and bios settings and maybe defective hardware (why wont you fix it?)
I never had any slowdowns, fezzes or other issues on my windows 7 PC that I build, i just dont install crap and have a good anti virus thats all you need
apple users think that their computers are more stable because of 3 main reasons:
1. windows has much more software available in hundred thousands more %, so windows computers tend to have a lots of crap installed but its user error, not the os.
2. Apple only works with selected few parts so they have no need for complicated optimizations, apple computers is like game consoles that use selected hardware, obviously you loose customization options,
3. again its a much more close system like the console this is why you have much fewer programs released for the mac
minuses outweigh the pluses, if all you want is office pc to read email and browse the web then mac are good enough but not for serious gaming, multimedia encoding and so on