Ever since Apple introduced the MacBook Pro, it is gathering more and more user base. The fact that we can’t deny is due to its high cost, not everyone can afford to buy one. The debate over which of the two is better is going on for years. Well, both have their own points to prove their strong side.
MacBooks have become a style statement today. They are more expensive than the Windows laptops not during the purchase but the cost for the fault repair is also high. Let’s know in detail why MacBook Pro repair prices are high then Windows laptops.
Apple has come a long way ever since the introduction of first MacBook
The repair cost for almost all the electronic products has been steadily increasing for the past few years. To understand better why the Apple products repair cost is so high, we need to understand how they have developed the products over the years. The MacBook has changed a lot in many ways since it is first released. Some of those upgrades come at the cost of the repairability.
The MacBooks earlier were used to come with a battery that is user-replaceable and could be swapped out easily. That battery used to have a life of about 5 hours which is very much less than the current models.
In 2008, Apple introduced MacBook Air with a non-removable battery. It was not user-replaceable so customers didn’t like that earlier. The traditional cylindrical Lithium-ion cells were replaced by the custom-made lithium-polymer cells that were thin in a rectangular shape. It allowed the battery to easily fit in the body. All the bulky components were taken out that took too much space for that battery. All three changes allowed Apple to squeeze in 30% more battery. It made the MacBook look thinner than any of the Macs before. The non-removable battery leads to high MacBook Pro repair prices.
Whereas most of the Windows laptops come with a removable battery. Users can easily open and replace it when needed. The repair prices for Windows laptop with the non-removable battery would be more but still less than the MacBook Pro.
The MacBooks are less customizable than many Windows laptops. Though the MacBook Pro hardware works fine if you want to make any upgrades, the options are very limited. You can build your own customized computer with the parts as per your requirement. But the output might not be satisfying. You have very limited options when it comes to picking parts for building a computer. macOS can be updated on the computers that are not made by Apple.
In case of a Windows laptop, it’s easy to switch the parts and customize as per your computing requirements. If you are a gamer, you can customize your Windows PC or laptops as per your gaming needs. You can also switch the components in order to give them extra life.
In the case of Windows laptops, it’s easy to switch the parts and customize as per your computing requirements. If you are a gamer, you can customize your Windows PC or laptops as per your gaming needs. You can also switch the components in order to give them extra life.
The MacBook Pro that was introduced in or after 2016 comes with only USB-C ports. You can’t plug in the monitors that use HDMI or SD card readers or other regular USB accessories (hard drives) as it requires a USB-C adapter. It makes the device unique and contributes a bit towards the high cost. While the Windows laptops have all the commonly used ports.
The MacBooks are more secure as compared to the Windows laptops. Their in-built security systems like Gatekeeper, Malware Removal Tool and XProtect are powerful enough to detect and remove the malware. Whereas in Windows systems you’ll have the option of the firewall. But it’s necessary to install an antivirus in order to protect the virus and malware threats entering your laptop.
These were a few factors that make Apple products more unique and desirable. These are also contributing factors in higher MacBook Pro repair prices.