iMac or MacBookPro some clarifications please

I have an ipad already, and thinking of getting an imac or mbp. I currently have a pc desktop which is very noisy. Is the imac noisy? Also is the imac potentially portable (around the house or office if needed) as the only thing that is connected to it is the power cord?

I want to have nothing on my desk except the screen (touch pad&keyboard ok), but with the mbp you end up connecting all sorts of things to it if you are working away?

I know the imac also has a lot more features, so essentially with the mbp are you just paying for the portability?

1 Answer from the Community

  • If portability is number one on your list of must haves, then you should go with the MacBook Pro. iMac is great but they are strictly a desktop computer, unless you want to lug around 40lbs all over your house. The macbook pro is just as great and only weighs 3.36 pounds. That is a BIG DIFFERENCE!!!! And it's an all in one so you don't have to carry a separate keyboard and mouse around with you. I hope this helps.

    • Answered by Laura Y from Castro Valley
    • Feb 8, 2014