My mother is a big fan of the iPad my wife and I bought her for mother’s day, and it’s completely changed the way she does things. She hasn’t been in Barnes & Noble in over four months, and she used to spend a good portion of her free time at the bookstore. For her, it’s now all about iBooks and the instant gratification of the iPad. It’s changed the way she reads, and now, she’s considering buying a Mac and, as she calls it, “Getting fully Macified.”
The problem started when her i7-equipped Dell decided to stop connecting to her printer, even though it worked the previous day. Then she started having problems with her picture library, and that was the end of it. My father has been pushing for her to switch over for a bit, but they’ve had some reservations about how the Mac handles files and what-not. I’veÂ assuagedÂ their fears, and now I think that it’s time to start picking out computers.
I know they don’t want to spend a ton of money on an Apple product right now, but I’ve been mulling over the options and trying to figure out the best solution. I think the laptop line is out of the question, because the portability isn’t really a need for her. What’s left is the iMac and the Mac Mini, and between the two of them, I’m leaning towards the iMac.
It’s really the full Mac experience in one package, as opposed to the Mini where she would be using her old Dell keyboard and mouse. Plus the 21.5-inch model is pretty well priced at $1199, and it’s a well built machine.
But I could be wrong, which is why I’m taking it to the streets. Any suggestions on an Apple for my mom?