As the commercial says, I’m a Mac, not a PC. It’s a matter of choice and I choose the plug-and-play simplicity of a Mac. I can’t say I have ever had any major frustrations with my Macs, as I had when I was on PCs. Personally, I couldn’t care less about the control of open sourcing. I want the consistent functioning.
Apple has more than enough free apps for my needs and is compatible enough with what I use. I also love that everything seems to tie together so easily.
You may choose to get an iMac for the bigger screen, and I couldn’t disagree with the beauty of working with the 24” screen. If you are desk-bound, then a big screen is serious fun. I’ve been on a laptop for years now, and love the mobility it supplies.
Mine is an older model from 2011 and it was top of the line when I got it. It’s still running strong and doing all I ask it to do, which is much more than I originally conceived it to do. I feel it will have a lot more years in it.
I will go for a newer one soon for a few main reasons: The size & weight are less convenient now that I do more demos on the road and need less weight for my travels. I feel I’ve become used to smaller screens, probably because of the work I do on the fly with my iPhone. The newer batteries are better at cooling, and the new i9 processors are amazing. The overall operating speed of the newer machines has gotten better too. I also need the newer ports that weren’t available when I got mine.
I would suggest the MacBook Air 13”.
Of course, there’s the attraction of all the bells and whistles of the Apple MacBook Pro MNQF2LL/A 13-inch Laptop with Touch Bar (2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 512GB Retina Display), Space Gray
As a post-thought… I haven’t played much with the iPads, so I don’t know if I’d find them even more appealing as a lightweight alternative to my MacBook Pro.