How to Decide between a Mac Laptop or Desktop
Mac desktop? Mac laptop? Making the choice comes down to lifestyle, economics, and what you do for a living. If you travel a lot, chances are you’ll want a Mac laptop. If you tend to be home- or office-bound, a Mac desktop may be a better choice.
The following table outlines the reasons for buying a Mac desktop or a Mac laptop.
|Mac Desktop||Mac Laptop|
|Generally more computing bang for the buck||Light and portable|
|Larger hard drives||Appealing if you work or live in cramped quarters|
|Extra jacks and connectors||Runs off battery or AC power|
|Bigger displays||Impresses your seatmate on an airplane|
|Easier to upgrade|
|No delays when checking in at airport security|
|Looks cool in your home or office|
Because you’re getting a Mac, whether you choose a desktop or a laptop, you still get a system that comes preloaded with the OS X Tiger operating system and other software goodies.