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Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

Should i get a desktop or mac book?


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Hi

I am considering getting a desktop soon, but i have read that desktops will soon be prety much obsolete so do you guys think i need a desktop or a mac book for my work ?

I am usually on my laptop 10+ hours a day sometimes so i need something that is used to being on for a long while ?

Any of you got any advice?

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Haven't read what you mention. But, if they stop making desktops some day, that doesn't make them obsolete. Desktops still in circulation will still work. Do you need portability? If not, I think 10+ hours a day is a lot of use for a laptop. I'd go with an iMac or a Mini.
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I agree. If you're spending 10 hours a day on the machine and don't need portability, an iMac would be best. In my work I move about quite a bit so portability is needed, however, I find when at home in the office I really need a desktop. Our next purchase will be an iMac also.

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I prefer the Mini over the iMac because of "componentability". If the monitor dies, replace the monitor. If the CPU dies, replace it. With the iMac, of course, if either of those dies, you have to replace both.
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Its nice to have both, but after having both I am more comfortable using my iMac over my macbook. My macbook usually sits on my night stand and if im laying in bed watchin tv and remember I needed to do something I just grab my macbook rather then getting up and going to my iMac in my office. So for 10+ hours even for more than 2 hours id rather be using my iMac. The best thing to do would be to go your nearest Apple store, or a local best buy that has an Apple section and play on an iMac, Mac mini and an apple laptop and see which one you like better. I like the iMac because it looks better cause its all together and you dont have a little white computer with an HP monitor or something, I am really big on all my stuff matching, and I like it to be by Apple if its running OS X, once again just the matching thing lol.
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I don't know who told you that desktops will become obsolete. It's probably someone who is only thinking from their point of view because a desktop and laptop fits different needs for different people. Some people have both. The issue really comes down to one simple thing. Do you need portability or not?

If you don't need portability then get a desktop because for the same price you get a faster computer. Also 10+ hours a day is nothing for computers. Machines are made to take the work and many people use their desktops and laptops as their main workhorse computers. Just look at how long businesses keep their computers running.
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