For example, Apple's Mac desktops usually ramp up to higher-spec models when compared to Mac notebooks, so if it's the most powerful Mac you need then a desktop is probably going to suit you best.However, many of the Mac desktops still use older hard disks rather than the flash storage that the laptops use - which can slow them down in typical operation.Information about products not manufactured by Apple, or independent websites not controlled or tested by Apple, is provided without recommendation or endorsement.Apple assumes no responsibility with regard to the selection, performance, or use of third-party websites or products. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.So your Mac works like magic with your i Phone and other Apple devices.And it works hand in hand with i Cloud to keep photos, documents, and other stuff up to date on those devices.
mac OS is the operating system that powers every Mac.Plus, desktop computers chain you to a desk; while Apple's Mac Book laptops let you roam free.In this feature, we look at Apple's Mac desktop and Mac Book laptop range of computers and help you work out which option is right for you. Read: Prices start at £399 for the Mac mini (although you'll need to factor in the cost of a screen, keyboard and mouse if you haven't got them handy) and £899 for the i Mac (the i Mac 5K Retina Display starts at £1,449).You can also get 21.5in 4K i Mac for £1,199 too, if you’re suited to a smaller screen. Plus: 11in Mac Book Air review | 13-inch Mac Book Air (early 2015) review | Non-retina Mac Book Pro review | 1.1 GHz Apple Mac Book (Early 2015) review | 2.7GHz 13in Retina Mac Book Pro review | Mac Book Pro 15in 2.2 GHz review | Mac Book Pro 15in 2.5 GHz review Comparing a desktop to a laptop throws up some pretty straightforward differences.The first being that a desktop is clearly designed to sit on a desk, while the laptop is designed to be carried around with you, or, as the name suggests, used on your lap (we think the reason why in the US laptops tend to be referred to as Notebooks is because companies are worried about being sued by people with burned laps - do be aware that having your laptop in your lap may not be the best place for it).It lets you do things you simply can’t with other computers.