Often times when discussing Apple computers, you will hear the word Mac come up. This is because Apple computers and laptops all belong to the Mac family (short for Macintosh) . These are personal computers created, built, and sold by the company Apple since the 1980s. There are different models, sizes and colours and as you may have noticed, there are different types of Macs such as the iMac and MacBook.
Before we get into what comes with each device and how to set them up, let’s discuss what the difference is between an iMac and a MacBook.
What is an iMac?
An iMac is an all-in-one personal computer that is run by MacOS which is the operating system for all Macs. An iMac comes with a mouse and keyboard and comes with the benefits of a larger screen and more power. It also differs from a laptop as it stays in one place and is not compact.
What is a MacBook?
A MacBook is Apple’s laptop. This is a portable computer with a smaller screen and built-in keyboard and trackpad which acts as your mouse. Like an iMac, MacBooks run MacOS but are much smaller so people can travel with them. They also run on battery power, so they come with a charger that plugs into the wall. A photo of a MacBook is posted below. As mentioned with iMac, the MacBook in the photo may look different from yours as there are several different models.