Catherine Codd Bower
Graphic Arts Instructor

Mac vs PC

I have been approached by my administrator to consider replacing the Mac computers in my classroom with PC. The Technology department does not like maintaining the Mac lab. I would like to get some feedback regarding current industry standards. What are you using in your classroom/business? Is Mac still the goto graphics platform?

Thanks for your input.

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Marek Mularczyk

Posted on 3/16/18 1:34:42 PM Permalink

A computer is a computer. As long as it's got hardware properly configured and is being taken care of will do the job.

I use both on my courses and they do the job.

Personally, I have used PCs for many years and they have always been superb and quite frankly much faster than any iMac I have used....

And Adobe software is the same works the same, it all depends on the hardware and both platforms use the same hardware nowadays (Intel CPUs, AMD GPUs, etc) and are equally powerful when probably configured.

Judy Durkin

Posted on 3/6/18 8:46:05 PM Permalink

Mac still dominates the industry, but Mac people have a harder time moving to PCs than PC people to Macs. Macs are nice, but cost too much for most school districts. I work on a PC and have for years because it is easier to pass-off files and documents to corporate clients. I have worked in four different districts, and none of them had Macs. It would be nice to get a Mac Lab, but I think I would rather have a color printer in my classroom.