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macOS vs. Windows: Which Operating System Is Really Better?


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I’ve had a Windows computer for most of my life, and I’ll be the first to admit that they’re not perfect machines. The Windows operating system is slow to innovate, and because there’s so much going on behind the scenes, it’s often difficult to find the issue plaguing your system.

I’ve had an issue, during the past year, where my computer shuts down unexpectedly, which I suspect is a GPU issue. I finally fixed it, but some days I was ready to chuck the whole thing in the bin. I know Windows computers and how unreliable they can be at times, but they’re also insanely affordable.

Windows sells computers that compete with Macs on price and hardware, but they often come loaded with more features.

Take, for example, ASUS’ ProArt PA90, which features an Intel i7-9700K (the “K” means the CPU is unlocked ), 16GBs of RAM, and a professional-grade NVIDIA Quadro P4000 — a line of GPUs so powerful that they’re used to render the backdrop in the Mandalorian TV show on Disney+. The GPU alone is close to $800, and it was designed for creators.

The ProArt PA90 is sleek, with a minimal, cylindrical design, and a unique cooling system that lifts the top of the case to let in cooler air when the PC is hot. This PC, as you can see in the video above, is the perfect companion for a video editor.

It can exponentially reduce rendering times and make overall improvements to your video editing workflow. The ProArt PA90 is plenty of computer for most video editors and costs less than $2,000. It’s considerably less than the base model Mac Pro, which is three times as expensive at $6,000, while offering not much of an advantage.

 


Laptops

If you want to compare laptops, check out how the 13-inch Macbook Air stacks up against Lenovo’s Yoga C940. Both manufacturers offer users a compact, yet powerful, machine, but it’s Lenovo’s machine that lands punch after punch on the spec sheet.

Both computers cost $1,299, which is already a lot for a laptop, and they both have the same 512GB of internal SSD storage, but that’s where the similarities end. The Yoga C940 has a 10th generation Intel Core i7 processor with four cores and eight threads. And, while the base frequency is only 1.1 GHz, it has a max turbo frequency of 3.9 GHz. The Yoga C940 has four more gigabytes of RAM, for a total of 12GBs, with a whopping speed of 3,733 MHz. Lenovo’s computer is also a 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop with a slightly bigger screen, perfect for the times when you want a tablet.

Sure, the MacBook Air comes with the Retina display, and other Apple-only features such as the Magic Keyboard and Force Touch trackpad, but that doesn’t make up for everything else. Admittedly, Apple does make the best trackpad that I’ve ever used, but that’s not a deciding factor — at least not for me. If you’re going to spend over $1,000 on a laptop, you should get the most for your money.

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