Various manufacturers offer free laptops from time to time; even Apple! When choosing between free laptops, the inevitable question will arise: Mac or PC? Here are a few pointers to help you choose between any free laptops that you may find.
The biggest downside to a Mac is generally price, but since we are talking about free laptops, that's not much of a concern. Most modern peripherals, such as keyboards, mice, printers and scanners work with Macs just as well as PCs, so price is not much of a concern there, either. The biggest to choosing a Mac over a PC is simplicity. Macs are easier to set up, easier to use, and install software easier. They're rarely the target of viruses or hacks, so they are typically safer to use when dealing with any sensitive financial information. When choosing between free laptops, if a Mac will do everything you want or need it to do, then a Mac is the one you should probably choose.
There are things that you will need a PC for. If you plan to do any gaming with your choice of free laptops, then you definitely want to use a PC. Although Windows can be installed on a Mac, which will allow it to do much, if not all of what a Windows based PC can do, that will cost money, which sort of negates the point of free laptops altogether.
A PC laptop will most likely come with the latest version of Windows already installed, so you can start installing and playing games immediately. Granted, if you were in the market for a laptop anyway, and then stumbled upon an offer for free laptops, then you could pick the Mac and buy the latest version of Windows and end up saving a ton of money. That, of course, only works if you have the money to spend. Another reason to pick a PC could be if you have an older printer or other device you would like to use with the laptop that is not compatible with Macs.