I will soon be moving to Japan (for about two years, though I may come back to visit) and would kind of like to bring my iMac with me. I only recently got it as a gift (less than a year old) so I'd really rather not sell it and buy another one in Japan, as I'd not get nearly the value it's worth most likely. Plus selling a gift just seems tacky.
Does anyone have any advice for transporting it with me? My main options seem to be finding a way to pack it in one of my suitcases (thus losing a LOT of other packing room, and risking the integrity of the computer) or having it shipped over, which I believe would be very expensive.
I do have a laptop, and I could just leave my iMac behind, but it seems like such a waste to not use a brand new wonderful desktop for the majority of two years. Does anyone have any suggestions for how to handle this, and what would be the most efficient option?
It's a bit of a dilemma really, cause all the options are either unwieldy or pretty expensive. Unless people have ideas I'm not aware of.
Sorry, i should have specified. It's the 24 inch iMac. A bit large to take on the plane, though I could maybe find a way to get it in the suitcase, at a sacrifice of most everything else in there. Basically it's like transporting a 24 inch monitor.
Actually, I was just recommended this product by a friend I may try it, it's a bit pricy, but being able to securely bring it as a carryon will make my life a LOT easier. Dunno if anyone is familiar with it?