We have two homes, one in Wisconsin and one in Florida. We have a 2010 Macbook Pro 17" and a 2017 Macbook Pro 13" for my wife. Currently we are transporting these back and forth between the two homes. My wife just upgraded to the Macbook Pro 13" from a 17". My 17" stays on a desk while in Florida and Wisconsin and only is transported back and forth between the states. It is time for me to replace my Macbook Pro 17" also. Since I never move my computers, I was thinking of an Imac in Florida and an Imac in Wisconsin. The other option is to purchase a Macbook Pro 15" instead and transport it back and forth like I am now. My question is if I purchase two Imacs, each one will sit for six months not being used. Is that ok, or am I better to purchase another Macbook Pro 15" and use is all year long? I would prefer the Imacs even though it would be more money, but I am not sure if the 6 months of down time will effect the computers. I know you should not leave a laptop idle for 6 months because of the battery.