Mac vs HP envy

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by mkbutt, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. mkbutt macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2014
    I want to buy new machine for personal use. I'm more interested in buying mac but have few concerns
    1. Comparability with other operating system
    2. How can I open and edit ppt, doc, xls files
    3. Multimedia connectivity

    Please guide me which one to buy ????
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    1. A Mac can run other operating systems quite easily, either via virtual machine or natively via dual or triple or something boot.
    2. MS Office is available for Mac OS X, as is OpenOffice and Pages, Numbers and Keynote can open those files files too, though they will probably be formatting issues.
    3. Most Macs, except the MacBook Air have HDMI ports, but even those Airs can connect to external TVs or displays via MDP to HDMI adapters.

    To learn more about Mac OS X: Helpful Information for Any Mac User by GGJstudios
  3. justinthesommer macrumors regular


    Feb 23, 2014
    United States
    What I always say is you can buy a mac and it will last you three times, but is three times the price or you can buy a PC and it only cost 1/3 the price, but will only last you 1/3 as long. You get what you pay for and it depends on what operating system you like.
  4. whiteonline macrumors 6502


    Aug 19, 2011
    California, USA
    Either can run Windows and Linux, but only Apple hardware can run OS X.
    Sure, there are hacks, but they are less than reliable in the long term.

    Flexibility goes to the Mac.

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