Mac vs PC Hardware

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Oxonian3, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Oxonian3 macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2011
    Hey guys,
    I'm not sure if this has been discussed before but i am well a particular mac fan and i have PC friends who say that PCs and Macs have THE SAME internal hardware as well what would be a PC of the same configuration.I always thought 2GB of ram on a mac to be better than 2gB of ram on a PC better.
    Does anyone have any input to this?
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2008
    The hardware is the same. Made by Foxconn, Intel, Asus (in the past at least) Fujitsu, Hitachi, Samsung,'s really all the same.

    But a product is only as good as it's designers, and Apple designs every aspect of theirs to extreme precision.

    RAM and other resources tend to go a long way with OS X in comparison to Windows. I've experienced 768mb of RAM in my single 1.25ghz processor PowerMac G4 from 2001 feeling like my 2005 AMD 2.x GHZ dual core processor with 1GB and Windows.

    As far as how smoothly things work, OS X (and any Unix or Unix-like system, for that matter) will always top Windows.

    Think some computer is too old? It's just too old for Windows. We still install Linux on Pentium 3's and use them today.
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Well, the hardware is pretty much the same. Apple uses Intel chips, the same as found in other Intel systems. RAM, HDD, screens, DVD drives, and a lot else are bought from various mfgrs. The chipset is pretty common too. Apple does do some tweaks of its own, like the batteries and charging. Apple does layout the board themselves, but the components are common.

    There is a bit to be said about 2gb ram better on Mac than PC; there's lots of people say OSx utilizes ram better than windows.

    The difference is OSx in my book.
  4. Oxonian3 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2011

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