While working remotely, you are on an internet connection, so, you don’t have to choose between a Mac or PC. However, if you’re trying to decide which one is generally better for remote work, here’s what to consider:
Mac vs. PC for Remote Work
Macs tend to have a smaller market share, meaning that there’s less software available for them. Also, Macs also tend to be more expensive than PCs, but the investment will pay off in the form of increased reliability and better performance over time.
Macs are generally more secure and reliable computers than PCs because they run on Apple’s secure operating system called OS X. This makes the Mac less susceptible to viruses—which can wreak havoc on your productivity—and other malware issues that plague most Windows computers today.
The Cons of a Mac for Remote Work
There are some cons to using a Mac for remote work:
- Macs are more expensive than PCs. If you’re just starting out, this can be a big obstacle.
- Macs are also more difficult to fix when they break down (unless you’re an experienced DIYer).
- Finally, Macs don’t play nicely with PCs or other operating systems—you’ll have to buy an external hard drive if you want to back up your data on both platforms. And if you need support for any software or online services, those will likely only be available on Windows or Chrome OS at the moment.
So, what’s the verdict? Which one is better for remote work? Well, as we’ve seen, there are pros and cons to each option. But if you want to be able to connect with your team when working remotely, a PC is much more feasible than a Mac; it just depends on what type of work you do and how much time you have available to set up your computer.