- COST! This is the main reason for our school and church to stick to this decision. With Windows providing higher quality products in the most recent decade, there's no reason for us to spend more on a product which cost up to twice as much. Macbook's start at around $1200, where Surface's are available to our school through programs specifically set up for educational facilities starting at $800. The specs are shown in the chart below comparing the two devices and what you get for the money you spend.
- Platform. With the Windows platform utilizing the Office suite and Cloud computing, this platform is in over 80% of businesses world wide. (Data collected from the netmarketshare.com site seen in the graph below) This will benefit the majority of our students, preparing them for the future, no matter what career path they follow.
- Quality. As mentioned before, over the last decade, Microsoft has built stronger, longer lasting devices, beefing up the quality of their product and the support behind each device they sell. This has been crucial to a successful tech program for our school, having made the decision to move forward with 1:1 Surface tablets in our Middle School much easier.
This is an age-old debate! Well, as aged as... the mid 70's? For some, that's a whole lifetime. For others, it really doesn't seem that long ago. However, much like Ford and Chevy lovers, these two brands will always be debated over with strong ties to heart-strings and habits. So why does our school go with Windows? There are several reasons, so I will list them out here to simplify your viewing pleasures...