Hunch.com: Infographic on Mac users versus PC users

Another Mac versus PC war? Probably. Except this war is not about arguing over fancy collections of bits and bytes, or even about the perceived value of one's investments into technology. It's about the users themselves, and some of the interesting statistics that set them apart. 

This infographic by Hunch.com (via Geekwire) looks at the lifestyles of computer users on both sides of the ideologically technical divide. The data was collected from surveys given to Hunch.com users. 

Let's start with food: Mac users are 80% more likely to be vegans than their PC counterparts. PC users keep themselves buzzed on well known soft drinks (Pepsi, Jolt Cola, Orange Crush) while Mac users go for more exotic and less known tastes (San Pellegrino Limonata and Boylan's Root Beer). Both sides love their fries, although PC users would prefer salty and thin McDonald's fries first and steak fries second, when Mac users would opt for bistro-type fries before running to McDonald's.

PC users are 22% more likely to be of mid-age (35-49) than the younger Mac crowd, who are 22% more likely to be between 18 and 34 years of age. The age also plays into their political leanings, with 36% of PC users holding liberal views and 58% for Mac users. Both groups are generally well educated, with 54% of PC users holding college degrees and 67% for Mac users. And finally, Mac users are 50% more likely to throw parties than PC users, while PC users would rather stay at home and laugh at I Can Haz Cheezburger.

The full infographic may be viewed below.

Image Credit: Visual.ly via Geekwire

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Mac Users is less than 10% in USA (less than 5% globally), so OSX is a niche, and small and petty niche.

However, to be in small amount is not the same that be exclusive.

Windows (aka PC) otherwise is different, it is the "all the rest of users", or you could say, the whole universe of users. We are talking about a universe of (over) 500 million of users, so it is not possible to extrapolate a result from a pool of 1000 (or less) users versus 500 million of user because the error margin can be absurdly big.

I think this research was done with the idea that all Mac users have giant sticks up their asses, because that's exactly what it says. It's a fun stereotype but crap when it comes to real stats.

So many of those things are contradictory but these things reinforce the statistic that 95% of Mac users are pretentious arseholes:
Want to be perceived as unique (isheep really? Lol)
Chic, upscale
Bistro
San Pellegrino Limonata (wtf?)
Hummus
Indie films
Moby Dick

San Pellegrino is the italian coca/fanta
it's strange that they don't included the Chinotto

also Chianti is an italian wine, mac users love italy florence and bunga bunga

GetUsed2It said,
so a mac user is a fake-douche-queen, while a pc user is an old republican grumpy fart?

i'm hating these statistics so much.

lol, an old republican grumpy fart who watches the rachel maddog show, according to this article. what a bunch of bs.

considering that the first statistic is 90% vs. 10%, what come later is more an useless people's habit vs. a niche of people's habit
but what you want? i'm a pc guy, i prefer graph and stats to an indie film

It's funny how, in spite of having two macs, I fit much more into the PC profile.
Then again, the last time I booted into OSX was well over a month ago: I just like Windows better (and need it for games and Visual Studio).

kaworu1986 said,
It's funny how, in spite of having two macs, I fit much more into the PC profile.
Then again, the last time I booted into OSX was well over a month ago: I just like Windows better (and need it for games and Visual Studio).

I owned both, and honestly fit neither.

Julius Caro said,
Wow, what a bunch of s***.

I found it especially amusing that Mac users found consider themselves tech savvy. That gave me the giggles.

Skwerl said,

I found it especially amusing that Mac users found consider themselves tech savvy. That gave me the giggles.


I got a good laugh out of that one too, LOL.

I don't think it is, but it's poorly done. The sample was most likely already skewed before they compile this, and you can't lump everyone in all those demographics together and make broad statements like they have.

Some of the wording was a little strange though...

Brody McKee said,
I don't think it is, but it's poorly done. The sample was most likely already skewed before they compile this, and you can't lump everyone in all those demographics together and make broad statements like they have.

Some of the wording was a little strange though...

They are just making generalizations based on the responses they received. Of course you don't lump everyone together. I doubt they intended people to take this very seriously.

doug_jnr said,
I run Lion on my PC so I am in a league of my own.

You belong to the League of LeGeeks (or Extraordinary Geekmen , whichever one you prefer).

Geranium_Z__NL said,
so basicly if you buy a mac you're a highly educated geek?

I always find the idea about Apple and its users wanting to be seen as "different". When all of their Computers, Phones, Tablets and hardware are identical.

Geranium_Z__NL said,

Please do., @ above.. might be "Hunch.com" but I read it like that ;(

It's simple, I'm a Mac owner and I'm not a highly educated geek - there disproved

Dark Atheist said,

It's simple, I'm a Mac owner and I'm not a highly educated geek - there disproved

I don't agree with your proof, you are too educated for me, use a PC because clearly you cannot use a mac and you hold the keyboard wrong

zeta_immersion said,

I don't agree with your proof, you are too educated for me, use a PC because clearly you cannot use a mac and you hold the keyboard wrong

Might be why the screen burns my ear

Dark Atheist said,

It's simple, I'm a Mac owner and I'm not a highly educated geek - there disproved

Well you're a regular poster on Neowin, that makes you at least more geek than most.

Benjy91 said,

I always find the idea about Apple and its users wanting to be seen as "different". When all of their Computers, Phones, Tablets and hardware are identical.

Function vs Form
Self Confidence vs Self Image

One thing that surprises me, is that Mac users tend to consider themselves liberal minded, yet follow a very basic authoritarian pattern used in Apple advertisting, that a truly liberal minded person would run from. (It is a bit ironic, as Apple uses the us versus 'big brother' concept in their marketing, yet it is delivered using authoritarian constructs.)

Oh well, each his own...

thenetavenger said,

Function vs Form
Self Confidence vs Self Image

One thing that surprises me, is that Mac users tend to consider themselves liberal minded, yet follow a very basic authoritarian pattern used in Apple advertisting, that a truly liberal minded person would run from. (It is a bit ironic, as Apple uses the us versus 'big brother' concept in their marketing, yet it is delivered using authoritarian constructs.)

Oh well, each his own...

That says something about modern day liberals in general. Individualism and uniqeness by motto, Control and authority in practice. Tyranny with a candy coating and colorful packaging.