I usually don’t review electronics on HMP, but I have to make an exception for the Apple iMac.
I’ve owned a variety of laptops and desktop PCs over the years, and none compare to this computer. Not because the iMac is especially powerful or anything like that, but simply because of how much more work I get done when using it — plus, how much I enjoy using it!
As much as I like to preach the importance of controlling your habits and adjusting your mindset, sometimes the best solutions really are material things.
I’m not going to get into all the specs about the iMac because none of that matters too much for me. All I use my computer for is working on marketing projects for clients, managing my websites, email, video calls, and normal web surfing. The iMac is more than capable of doing all of these things at once without slowing down.
Instead, I’m going to cover the things that I like about the iMac and how it’s made me so much more productive. This is the Apple iMac I own if you’re curious.
For what it’s worth, this is the first Apple computer I’ve ever owned, but I already owned an iPad and iPhone.
The Apple iMac is Built for Productivity
Coming from a PC, one of my favorite things about my iMac is that when I log in, it’s ready to go immediately. I hate sitting around waiting for computers to load — it drives me insane!
My iMac works on time, every time. I love it. I just log in and go.
The laptop I was using before getting the iMac was slowing me down. It took forever to load when starting and it would randomly crash when I was right in the middle of something important.
I know all computers slow down when they get older, but PCs tend to age at the same rate as a crack whore, whereas Apple products age at the same rate as someone who wants to live to spend time with their grandkids. Even new PCs that you can test in Best Buy are slower than my iMac.
Another thing that surprised me is how good Apple’s alternatives to Microsoft Office are. Pages, Keynote, and Numbers are all great, and they’re included in the operating system.
I also use Microsoft Office, and I have to say I even like the Mac version of those applications better.
Plus, having an iPhone really makes the iMac even better. I can text, answer phone calls, and Facetime all from my desktop without having to pick up my phone.
My Apple iMac is the first computer I’ve owned that feels like a true workstation.
The 27-inch iMac Has More Screen Real Estate
The other day I was away from my home office and working on a laptop again for the first time in months. I was shocked at how much more time I had to spend on bouncing back and forth between browsers and tabs because I could only view one page at a time on the laptop.
Not only does the 27″ iMac let me keep two browsers open side by side, but each separate browser is twice as big as it would be on a laptop.
This might not sound like a big deal if you don’t need to have several windows open at once, but for the work I do, it’s a complete game-changer.
After that one session on the laptop, I can confidently say that I save hours each week on all the time I would spend bouncing back and forth between browsers and apps.
The 27″ Apple iMac has improved my work productivity more than any other material object I own. It’s more expensive than other desktops, but I believe it’s worth it if you can afford it and have the need.
Plus, Apple ran a promotion where I got a free pair of wireless headphones with my computer, which have been great for the gym and while working.
After about 5-6 months of use, I have zero complaints about the iMac. My only regret is that I didn’t get one sooner.
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