I prefer having one work/personal computer, and not having to sync anything between machines. I work at home and also live at home, so this works really well for me.
I switched from Windows to Mac in 2009, and still use Macs. I buy the best laptop I can, and except it to last 5+ years.
Apple MacBook Pro (late 2013)
Price as configured: $2,648
I’m still using this computer and it works great.
|Screen||15 inch, 2880 x 1800|
|Processor||2.3 GHz Intel Core i7|
|Memory||16 GB @ 1600 MHz, DDR3 (2 x 8 GB)|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048 MB
Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB
|Hard Drive||500 GB SSD|
Apple MacBook Pro (2009)
Price as configured: $2,432
I used this computer for 4 years, and gave it to my brother where it lasted another 3 years.
Purchased: May 2009
Dell Inspiron 9300 (2005)
Price as configured: $2,256
I used this computer for 4 years, and switched to Mac. It still boots Windows XP, but the WiFi doesn’t work.
|Screen||17 inch, 1440 x 900|
|Processor||1.86 GHz Intel Pentium M 750|
|Memory||1 GB @ 533 MHz, DDR2 (2 x 512 MB)|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 256 MB|
|Hard Drive||100 GB SATA|
|Optical Drive||8x DVD+/-RW burner|