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Windows 7: When replacing Windows 7 PC: Should you switch to Windows 10 or Mac?

25 Jan 2016   #1
Brink

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When replacing Windows 7 PC: Should you switch to Windows 10 or Mac?

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If you're going to make a big operating system jump, should you stick with Windows, or move over to the Mac? David Gewirtz details the factors to consider.

As any Windows 7 user can tell you, Microsoft is getting more and more aggressive in pushing upgrades to Windows 10 from within Windows 7. Some of you may take advantage of the free upgrade, and some of you may be running on machines that don't support Windows 10 -- so you might opt to stay with Windows 7.

But what about those users for whom it's time to get a new machine? With the exception of some existing contracts or old inventory, you're pretty much faced with the choice of not only a new machine, but a new OS -- Windows 10. Given that you're going to make a big operating system jump, should you stick with Windows, or move over to the Mac?

From a pricing point of view, this isn't as far-fetched as it might initially seem. High end Windows-based ultrabooks are priced near (or even above) similarly equipped MacBooks and MacBook Pro machines.

Take, for example, the spiffy new Microsoft Surface Book. With a Core i5 (Microsoft doesn't specify processor speed!), 256GB storage, and 8GB of RAM, you're talking $1,899. A MacBook Pro with a 2.7Ghz i5 with the same storage and RAM is $1,499.

Sure, there are cheaper Windows machines, but if you shop for brand-name suppliers, the dollar difference isn't much (or may even give Apple an advantage). For the purpose of our discussion in this article, then, we'll skip any more discussion of machine price and move on to the other factors that should factor into your decision-making...


Read more: When replacing your Windows 7 PC: Should you switch to Windows 10 -- or a Mac? | ZDNet


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25 Jan 2016   #2
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

I read the article, I never understood why people get high end computers or like I call it high cost computers. If it is really do to gaming then they need to work on the programs to use less resources & memory. You can get new computers for under $600 U.S. and even cheaper refurbished ones.
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25 Jan 2016   #3
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

It's extremely unfortunate that most PC's you buy new will have Win 10 on them , if i was to purchase a new PC i would put Linux Mint on it right away .

I also agree about not spending a lot on new computers , the only reason would be for high tech gaming , if your not into that you can get outstanding PC's for around $600.00 and most of the time less.
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25 Jan 2016   #4
lafnsu

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Not just for gamers

I create digital graphics with collaborative projects, and the need for higher end is there. I don't game at all but have always purchased or made gamer machines to suit my needs. Recently I purchased an iPad Pro and after that experience I'm pretty sure I will be migrating to mac when my 7 dies. I've already sold off my Windows 10 machine because it couldn't keep up with Creative Cloud updates, and email was a nightmare.
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26 Jan 2016   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I have thought about moving to mac
Not much freeware but paid for software if it has a mac version is often a tad cheaper than the win version.
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26 Jan 2016   #6
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I've been advising my non-computer-tech-savvy friends who need to upgrade or replace their computers with Macs simply because of how much M$ has changed for the worse in the past year.
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26 Jan 2016   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea I was thinking laptop wise macbook might be best :/
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26 Jan 2016   #8
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

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26 Jan 2016   #9
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Yea I was thinking laptop wise macbook might be best :/
I love my Macbook Air - It runs Windows 10 great
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26 Jan 2016   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

lol That's not what I had in mind
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