WHY BUYING A MAC IN NIGERIA MAY NOT BE THE BEST IDEA.
The war between between Apple’s Mac and Microsoft’s Windows OS
has been on for decades running, and most people are still unable to
make clear-cut decisions on which is a better brand for the computing.
This is despite the fact that windows leads Mac in worldwide sales by
a margin as wide as the pacific. But then, Mac is a very good
standard, a preferred choice for most media professionals and school
In Nigeria, the brand is very popular among media
professionals and within the cabal of the wealthy who can splash the
cash to order a MacBook or some MacPro costing several hundreds of
thousands(naira). Mac computers have their pros. But sometimes, it may
look like the cons outweigh the pros. And that, most times is true.
Software and data safety, superior and quality support from apple’s
ecosystem, hardware quality and presentation, and of course hardware
compatibility with OS are some of the strengths of Macintosh.
But then, let us see if it’s cons can outweigh the pros, and if
we will be able to put up with these shortcomings of Macintosh. In
this post, we will be comparing these cons of Mac with the Windows as
another major brand. Some of these cons are actually pros on the
If you think windows PCs are expensive, just don’t consider Mac. Mac
systems are more, far more expensive than windows. Mac systems are
expensive because there’s no low-end product on the Mac line. While
you can get a cheap but good windows laptop for N50,000, a MacBook
will cost you not less than N200,000. It is like comparing Iphone to
android, the. possibility of getting some really high end specs on
android platform is high and will save you more on cash than getting
NOT MUCH SOFTWARE
This is another big whole in the Mac. Windows has software and tons of
it. Mac users may justify this citing ‘quality over quantity’, cool,
but this is largely a matter of personal decision. Windows still
offers various options for apps, especially when it comes to mega
software like I’m clients, video and picture editing, music players
and such stuff. The ratio of app quantity at Mac appstore to windows
appstore is about 3:1. Yet windows is younger than Mac.
MAC OFFERS LESS FLEXIBILITY.
There may be stories that Mac OS X running on the latest MacBook Pro
offers more flexibility than ever, it is still difficult to argue that
Mac is better than windows in this regard. From hardware, windows
allows users to upgrade everything and anything and anytime. Whereas
Mac doesn’t give you such privileges. That is why Apple tends to drop
compatibility for older apps and software faster than windows.
WINDOWS OFFERS BETTER GAMING EXPERIENCE.
With windows you have better and more powerful options for a
graphic processor than you will get even on a Mac OS X. True, with OS
X you will like see latest game titles, but that doesn’t mean Mac’s
hardware will hand you that cutting edge gaming experience. Upgrading
a windows PC for gaming is also cheaper than upgrading Mac’s graphic’s
card, and even after upgrading on Mac, you are still not assured of
This is exclusive for Nigerians, windows software are easier
to obtain in Nigeria, and cheaper too. Especially game software. But
Mac software are rare in Nigeria, and are usually sold by reputable
vendors, and when you find them, their prices could drain your
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