I have a very strong opinion about PC vs. Mac.
Macs of course were more expensive, because of Apples politics. However, when you buy a Mac, no matter which one, you can be 100% sure that this machine will work, no matter what you want to do with it. Music, film, photoshop etc. depending on the performance of course.
But with other manufacturers it feels like it’s always kind of a “lotto” game whether your programs will work or not, as that’s the infrastructure of all other companies that use Windows systems. If one single components is not “compatible” with your software, you have trouble. I have a friend who uses Windows comps for like 15 years and so many times he was complaining about when he changed something inside his computer. It can really become a mess, and it often took him days and sometimes weeks to fix that, and I consider him an expert in Windows. He recently said, that Windows 10 is the worst system he have over worked with. And what was the slogan with Windows 10? “We fix it all!”. Haha.
I don’t love Apple. I actually don’t care about the companies I use. I just want to have a machine where I am sure that when I buy it, it just works. A couple of years ago, if I would have need just a computer for doing super basic stuff, there was NO need to buy a Mac, as it was over-priced. Today, it’s a whole different story. After Mac release it’s M1 Chip, even Mac “haters” online where “wowed”, so it tells how much advantage Mac computer already have today.
I suggest to you that if you are NOT an expert in technology, main-boards, graphics, RAM, etc. don’t waste your time with Windows PCs and invest in a Mac with at least 512GB. It will do the job for a while. Later, when you have some extra cash, buy a docking station, where you can have multiple drives inside, so you have more storage.
The only issues I see why people hate “Macs” is the money question. But if we compare MacBooks with all other similar products with Windows systems, you’ll quickly see that it’s almost the same price (when Apple used Intel). With their own chip now, they are unbeatable when we compare price-value.
Another important point is the infrastructure Apple systems have. When something doesn’t work after an Update, you can be pretty sure that Apple will fix it immediately, as so many pros are using their stuff. When you have a Windows issue, you again waste time trying to find the solution, to later understand that you suddenly need a new graphics are whatever.
Macs are safer too, compared to Windows systems with viruses. My friend I was talking about before, updates his system. Suddenly his computer started to do weird stuff. He lost 2 full days fixing it, because he found a small trojan on his drive after that update. I don’t know anyone who had similar stories with Macs.
In the long-run, you will just have more fun and far more relaxed times when using a Mac. It will work for ages. All Macs I know where 10+ years old. I don’t remember any Windows computer which survived until it’s 5 year, to either because extremely slow, too hot where components died off, etc.
Personally, if I would be nerd in computer technology, I would love to build my own computer, so of course it could be a Windows, or a HackingTosh, whatever they call it. It’s pure fun, finding out what works and what doesn’t. But I am not, so I just want to have a machine that I can switch on and start to work immediately without having stupid update issues, where my audio-interface doesn’t work, or, or, or,…
The ONLY downside to have a Mac is to find someone who can fix a machine if something happens, because Apple gives a shit about it. They either say it will costs you 1200$ or it’s better to buy a new one. But in every country there are those experts who can fix Macs or are specialised in. The costs are higher, but if they can fix it, you will have a brand new Mac for the next 5 years to come. One of my colleagues fix his 8 year old Mac for 250€. He said, that it felt like the machine was like a new one he has bought 8 years ago.
I couldn’t find the original video, but the point of all is that Mac software (app) is more optimized compared to a PC that is twice as powerful. So it’s not about how much you can put inside, but how the software is using the best possible way to run itself. And Macs because of their infrastructure are definitely better.
I hope that helps.
PS: Of course, you can buy a Windows for less money and still doing music or whatever, but I then suggest that you really make sure that all the software WILL work fine when you consider going that way. Audio-Interface, DAWs, etc. and most importantly. If you see that everything works fine, DON’T update EVER until you can. I did 2 major updates in 8 years with Mac because I had to (Native Instruments). There is a good quote: “Don’t change a running system.”