Time for an Upgrade: PC or Mac?

Peter Cochrane from Northern Ireland, U.K., submitted the following email. But instead of giving my response, I thought it would be interesting to hear what you’d suggest…

Hey Chris, been watching / browsing your YouTube channel for about a month now and I gotta say – great! One thing I found particularly funny was the following: I found “the iPhone rant”, then right after the video I happened to click on next was the one where you’re holding your iPhone, pretty funny in light of some stuff you had to say in the rant video! But mostly I find it very informative and much easier to check up on than reading text in a blog or review. Keep up the good work!

I know you have vast experience with PCs and know a good lot about Macs and OS X. What I’d like to know is or have your opinion on is this: what do I buy – a PC, or a Mac? The particular Mac I was looking at was the iMac for two reasons, it looks great and I can’t afford a Mac Pro (by the time I customise it!). To help you answer this question, I have included what my uses / needs for a computer system are – and I’ll also detail any other relevant information, such as our current wireless network.

He goes on to list:

  1. Web browsing
  2. Gaming [loves CoD2]
  3. Office 2007 [Not a must if he makes the switch]
  4. Synching an iPhone [when he gets one]
  5. Netgear Router compatibility
  6. Lexmark X3480 printer compatibility

We have these coupons and discounts for those of you ready to make the switch from PC to Mac:


Sounds like a difficult decision he’s going to have to make… what would you do? 🙂