I’m currently in the market for a beefier system to replace my MacBook Air, which serves me well but just isn’t powerful enough. After a few minutes of browsing at my local Berlin Apple Store, it didn’t take long for my attention to dart from my first choice, a 15″ MacBook Pro, to the big, beautiful iMacs. I had long ago forsaken my 20″ Intel iMac for a more practical and versatile 15″ MacBook Pro, then sold it and switched to an 13″ Air to be even more portable.
Yet looking at the gorgeous 27″ iMac desktops made me realize just how much I miss working on a desktop. My new conundrum: Should I keep my 13″ MacBook Air (I absolutely need a laptop) and purchase a 27″ iMac, or opt for a 15″ MacBook Pro? How does an iMac vs a Macbook Pro compare in everyday use?