I've Macbook Pro which I'm using now. I want to buy a new computer and I am between choosing Mac Pro (if new one comes out) and buying a standard PC which will be more powerful than Mac Pro for the same price (4000-5000 euro). Since I want to keep having Mac System for some tasks I thought of buying Mac Mini and connecting to it remotely. I know it's done via VNC but was wondering how's the "work" with it? I mean with Windows systems RDP is quite reliable on newest systems and you can really do a lot without feeling it's actually a remote desktop. With my old "VNC" days it always was somewhat pain to do so. Is it still so? I'm heavy Windows user so I use Parallels a lot but I like some features of Mac (sms sending, photos and few other features) so I would like to have both worlds.. not necessary buying Mac Pro which will be overpaid (hardware wise)
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I'm heavy Windows user so I use Parallels a lot but I like some features of Mac (sms sending, photos and few other features) so I would like to have both worlds.. not necessary buying Mac Pro which will be overpaid (hardware wise)
Get the PC that you like, get a cheap (even pre-owned) Mac like a Mac Mini or a MacBook Air and connect them via a KVM switch that will handle switching your monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
You could just get a 4K Video Switch and get a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard that supports multiple devices ([Logitech] has a number of multi-device Bluetooth products). I have a Logitech mouse and keyboard that supports 3 devices each and I easily switch between my iMac, my Surface Pro, and a BSD machine with a BT dongle with no problems. Obviously, my iMac and Surface have their own screens and I only need the mouse, keyboard, and video on the BSD box when I have to work directly on the console (which is rare)
I do a lot of different work on different platforms and I can say that VNC is horrible over a LAN connection. If you plan on doing things like Photos or anything graphic related, you are going to want a direct (not remote) video