That's fine too, I do agree that OS X is a nicer environment for working with images and for productivity in general.
If I had to pick something from Apple's stable, it would likely be a spec'ed out iMac. It uses the latest tech and gives you decently better hardware while also including a 5K display in the price.
It is a shame that Apple doesn't offer a standard "tower" system anymore, as that would've been the choice for a lot of people. As it stands, you have to choose between two devices with heavy thermal and power limits, one of which partly uses mobile components and the other has needlessly expensive construction.
Completely agree with this. The more I look at it, the more it seems the iMac is a very viable solution.