Infographic: Are You a Mac Person or a PC Person?

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We might not like to admit it, but our gadgets define us. Particularly our computer of choice. Whether you own a Mac, PC or alternative, it says something about your inner you. Of course, most of these notions relied on stereotypes -- until now. Hunch, which collects lots of data from its users, asked 388,315 people what type of computer they use. Out of those asked, 52 percent identified as PC users, 25 percent as Mac users and 23 percent as neither. Hunch combined those responses with some of the other bits of information in its vast database to pinpoint exactly what separates a Mac person from a PC person. Here are some of the more interesting stats that differentiate the two groups:

  • PC users are 26 percent more likely to prefer fitting in with others.
  • Mac users are 13 percent more likely than PC users to say they want to be "perceived as unique and different to make my mark."
  • 23 percent of PC users are more likely to say they seldom throw parties.
  • Mac users are 50 percent more likely than PC users to say they frequently throw parties.
  • Mac users are 80 percent more likely than PC users to be vegetarian.
  • The majority of PC users would choose a Harley over a Vespa; most Mac users would choose the Vespa.
  • On the Internet, PC users enjoy reading I Can Has Cheezburger, Go Fug Yourself and CNN.com, where Mac users prefer Apartment Therapy, the Huffington Post and BoingBoing.
  • In print, PC users enjoy TV Guide, Redbook, US Weekly and the New York Times. Mac users prefer Dwell, ReadyMade magazine, Macworld and the New York Times.
  • The majority of Mac users (52 percent) and PC users (58 percent) both consider their respective companies most responsible for driving the global growth and adoption of computing.

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Rebecca Greenfield is a writer based in Brooklyn. She was formerly on staff at The Atlantic Wire.

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