Macs are up to $543 cheaper than PCs, claims IBM

IBM continues to challenge the popular myth that Macs are more expensive than PCs.

​Apple's current Mac lineup

Apple's current Mac lineup


Still living under the illusion that Macs are more expensive than PCs, so that's why you're sticking with Windows?

According to IBM, this is just not the case.

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According to data released by IBM (and reported by Recode's Ina Fried), the company saves between $273 and $543 when an employee opts for a Mac over a PC, over a four-year period.

In 2015 IBM began letting employees choose between Macs and PCs, and now it has 90,000 Macs deployed, with only five admins supporting them.

"Every Mac we buy is, in fact, continuing to make and save IBM money," said Fletcher Previn, IBM's VP of Workplace as a Service.

By the end of this year, the company expects to have deployed 100,000 Macs. And this number is expected to grow as IBM says that 73 percent of employees want their next computer to be a Mac.

This isn't the first time IBM has praised Macs. Back in October 2015, Apple reported that IBM had over 30,000 Macs deployed within the company, with 1,900 more being added each week, and that each Mac was saving the company $270 compared to a PC.

Apple and IBM have been busy forging close ties over the past few years. In 2014 the two companies announced a strategic partnership that saw over 150 of IBM's enterprise and IT applications transferred to Apple platforms.

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