Well, not quite true. The components are more or less standard PC components. And I'm sure Macs are assembled in the same sweatshops as PC's.starving student wrote:don't believe it when you hear that macs are designed from the ground up with the operating system
remember they have intel inside and the same people that make macbooks make PCs
But Apple decides what components goes into the Macs. Microsoft don't decide what components goes into PC's. That obviously gives Apple a tremendous advantage when it comes to making sure that the OS will work nicely with the hardware. (I'm not saying that Macs with OS X necessarily are more stable than Windows PC's, just that it's less of a lottery wether the model you get will be stable.)
Also, Akshara's initial points still hold true. There are technical differences. Macs have their own file system. And AFAIK, no PC use that particular multi-touch trackpad. And perhaps most importantly, Macs don't use BIOS, they use EFI. This affects things like how the OS accesses the Mac's hardware and how it manages power. Also, the keyboard layout is slightly different. That may sound like a small thing, but to me (who use Windows on Macs all the time), it's a daily annoyance.
I'm not saying you can't successfully run Windows on a Mac, you certainly can! But OS X is made to work specifically in this hard- and low level software environment, Windows isn't. And that's one of the main advantages of Macs - an advantage you won't get by running Windows on it.
So to answer the op's question "are the advantages of a Mac in comparison to a PC still there when I use Windows on the Mac": not really.