Gartner Says Macs are Cheaper

Well, Gartner is finally backing up what I’ve known for years.

This study is about **Total Cost of Ownership**. Is there any other way to think about the cost of something?

Total cost of ownership is the cost of the OS, plus the cost of the hardware, plus the cost of support, divided by the number of years that you own the machine.

Noted research analyst Gartner found Macs are up to 36 per cent more cost- effective than competing PC products…. [they] found that Macs cost $1,114 to support per year, while PC-based systems cost $1,438. Macs also needed less technical support and hardware and software costs were lower, the report explains.

Well… there it is. [[:-)]].