not really. if you want ease of use, go with apple. if you want customizability, go with a PC. also they are no longer IBM compatible, because of the way that they are designed. IBM compatible was a big thing in the days of DOS and windows 3.1 because DOS and 3.1 needed a computer that had the same design as the IBM systems. Nowadays they are no longer called IBM compatible (even though they technically still are) because Microsoft's operating systems do not need a system that is Structurally compareable to the IBM systems. It does need X86 architecture though.