We are a Mac family, and have been for about as long as computers have been a commonplace household accoutrement. This puts us in the minority with most of the world, because most people opt for PCs, for a number of reasons - they are cheaper, more commonplace, on the whole more practical, and did I mention they are cheaper? In most cases, by a large margin.
The simple reality is, Macs are more expensive in every aspect. They are great machines, but they come with a cost, and for all intents and purposes, the quirky aspects of Macs that make them so appealing are really just a luxury. Plus, PC systems have basically caught up in terms of the look and feel of the operating systems (OS). In fact, I read recently that in many ways, PCs are better. While I don't know this firsthand, my limited experience with PCs indicates that they have improved a lot. Some things are not as simple, but for most of what I use a computer for, I think a PC would suffice. Plus, you're looking at a fraction of the price, at least for what I need.
Now for someone like N, who not only likes games but is also interested in video and graphics, PCs seem to be the way to go. I have no desire for him to get a powerful machine just to play video games, that's simply not going to happen. We have made our position beyond clear that he can play some games, but he is not allowed to play multi-player action games that shoot things up. It's not that I have some moral issue with guns, I just don't want him to get sucked into playing games that go on for hours on end. Not just because it's a waste of time (it is), but because a lot of guys (it's usually guys) who devote their lives to these games have no lives. Pretty sad and pathetic, if you ask me.
Either way, N is into drones and 3D design and graphics, and he's been making a lot of videos with said drones. He has expressed a lot of frustration over his Mac, which in all fairness is a laptop, not a desktop. For his needs, a Mac desktop would be much better, but nothing compared to what you can get with a PC. I guess PCs are just faster, more powerful, and have better graphics. I do know that the availability of software is orders of magnitude greater for PCs. Finally, PCs are easier to modify (i.e., upgrade). With the exception of memory upgrades, Macs are pretty much untouchable.
With this in mind, we have decided to let N transition into using a PC, and in order to do this, he wants to build it himself. Pretty serious stuff, if you ask me. Mom has given it the green light, as well, because she is in need of something more powerful for doing videos. More on this later, but for now, the PC resistance is alive and well in our home.
Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Liroy Kielce for the pic.