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I made the switch 3 months ago. I have the Imac 20".

When I read through these forums I get the feeling that almost everyone uses the laptop/notebook (not sure what you actually call them)

Whilst I can see the necessity's of a laptop to certain peeps I just wonder how many would still prefer them to a desktop if (for example) you did not need them for school/work etc..

I did try one once but after two months gave it to my son as there is no way I could get used to it. Maybe an age thing
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i got mine for college. if i didn't go to school i definitely would have went for the imac. i just needed portability and that is one thing the i mac doesn't have.
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there are a lot of people with notebook models here for sure.

i'm 38, so i'm not sure how relevent age is. probably more of a "getting used to it" kind of thing.

i have a macbook now, and had two other windows laptops as my main computer before that. they actually do very little travelling, but my wife and i opted not to have a "study" or a computer desk in our bedroom/living room, and surfing the web, etc is really very comfortable when using a padded lapdesk and a notebook computer.

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School and just the ability to lay in bed and use the computer.

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I carry mine to work and back every day, thus the need for a notebook. But right now it's playing desktop anyway. We're planning on picking up a 24" iMac in a few weeks to replace an aging system that is the 'family' computer.

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For some reason I have never liked laptops - I prefer and use a desktop.
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School = portability

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I have a laptop to take with me when I travel for work, I can't check my home e-mail etc from my work laptop. Otherwise I use my desktop at home.


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i have an iMac, and just started high school, there is no real reason for me to get a laptop until university. the reason i got the desktop is because:

i needed super powerful computer (i know that macbook pros have similar power features, but i wanted a solid desk computer, and big screen (24''))
in 4 years the macbook (or w.e. it will be called then) will undergo just as many product cycles.
desktops will be un-obsolete longer then laptops (some will argue with me on this one)

i love my iMac, and do not regret having it and not a macbook (if that made sense...)

so yeah, a desktop user here!
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School and just the ability to lay in bed and use the computer.
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If I knew I would never need to take my Mac somewhere, I would go for the iMac.

But I take it to Uni quite a few times a week, to friend's occasionally to make music etc etc.

But at home, hooked up to my 20" screen, wireless keyboard and mouse it's basically used like a desktop.
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90% of the time my MBP is plugged into an external monitor/keyboard/mouse. It is plenty powerful for what I use it for so I wouldn't really get any real advantage by getting an iMac or Mac Pro.
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If my job didn't force me to travel as much as I do, I'd probably only have an iMac. In fact, the money spent on this MacBook would have rolled over to a higher end iMac. But as it is, it's kinda nice having "my own" Mac that I don't have to share.

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I would love an iMac, but right now we have an apartment where there is no room for a desk. And it's quite nice to be able to sit in the sofa with the laptop... on the lap

I have a Mac Mini too, connected to the TV. Using it mostly as a HTPC, but when the wife is away I use it as a surfing machine too.

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I would love an iMac, but right now we have an apartment where there is no room for a desk. And it's quite nice to be able to sit in the sofa with the laptop... on the lap

I have a Mac Mini too, connected to the TV. Using it mostly as a HTPC, but when the wife is away I use it as a surfing machine too.
when wife is away you surf for what? sorry lol, it just sounded funny for a second...
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