I switched from using a PC to an iMac at home years ago. I have liked my iMac, though there are a couple things that I still find easier to do on a PC (which I use for my day job). For example, I don't think I'll ever move over to using Apple's mouse. I'm too attached to right clicking without using the keyboard!
My iMac has been slowing down over the last year or so. I feel like I'm crawling towards publishing my blog posts each morning. The purchase of a replacement is imminent. I'm conflicted between buying another iMac or buying an Apple laptop.
Option 1: The iMac
The new iMac is fast and sleek. It can probably handle everything I need to do, from photo editing to working with music files for Marc's radio show, easily. It obviously isn't portable.
I love having a big screen and a full keyboard. When I got a wireless keyboard a few years ago, I returned it within hours because it is missing some of the buttons of the wired one.
Option 2: The MacBook
Confession: I don't know why some people say MacBook and others say MacBook Pro. Maybe it's a difference in the age of the device? The Apple website just shows two laptops: the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro. I'm pretty sure the Air doesn't have enough power to do everything I need to do, so the MacBook Pro is what I'm considering.
I worry about the lifespan of a laptop vs. a desktop and screen size is also an issue. It'd be nice to be portable...just about a week ago, I wanted to show a friend some SEO strategies for her website and blog, but I didn't have a laptop to take with me to our lunch meeting. She brought her MacBook and I couldn't figure out how to show her some things on it because there were differences in how they worked. Such techie I am, huh?
I already dealt with a switch from a PC to a Mac (and I have my feet in both worlds because my work computer is a PC), but is there also a big difference between the iMac and MacBook?
I am shocked that Sherry and John have managed their blog on two laptops for all these years. My work machine is a Dell PC, but I have monitor, so I do my work on two screens. I guess you can get a lot done on just one screen.
Has anyone moved from an iMac to a MacBook? How was the transition? Did anyone go in the other direction? If you do a significant amount of work from home, which machine is better for your needs and why?