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I’d like them to include product longevity into the mix too, having spent
most of my working days in front of Macs, which just keep on going and
going. It astonishes me when my PC colleagues have to replace their
computers due to performance issues, which probably have nothing to do with
the hardware itself. Macs just seem to outlast most Windows driven computers
in my experience.
Apple’s operating system appears to be more energy efficient too, when you
consider that the Mac mini has been top of our efficiency charts for the last two years – despite it using the same Intel processors as its PC cousins.