Are Macs better than PCs for photography work? If so, why?

Started Mar 31, 2013 | Questions thread
Tom_N Forum Pro • Posts: 14,616
Re: Windows machines cheaper than Mac

steven168z wrote:

Mac only have one maker.

Windows have many OEM maker coy which lower down the Cost of Ownership.

Windows has only one maker.  Hardware that can run Windows has many makers, including Apple.  But Windows is proprietary, and the only PC OS that tried to be "a better Windows than Windows" (namely, OS/2) is long dead, despite IBM's backing and IBM's access to early Microsoft code.

Likewise, cost of ownership is not the same thing as cost of initial purchase.  Cost of ownership is a measure that takes into account many more variables, including performance, reliability, cost to repair, longevity, effect on human productivity, and residual sales value.

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