Thanks for the feedback pigfender. Here is my perspective at this point.
The whole drive for me going to the Mac version of Scrivener is for the “QuickReference Window”* feature that will allow me, should I desire, to fill all 3 x 27" monitors with content from within Scrivener. I emailed Scrivener about the Windows version of Scrivener offering the “QuickReference Window”. Apparently this feature is possible due to a function inherent to the Mac OS and, at least at that time, there was no sure way of providing this same feature in Windows. Though that may change in the future.
Scrivener is the only app I’m interested in using on the Mac OS. Everything else I do, I am happy doing in the Windows OS. I’m sure I could switch most, if not all, to Mac but I’m not convinced I want to learn a new OS.
On the other hand, for portable writing, the Macbook Air seems to be an excellent choice and one that I’ve had my eye on. So the thought I had was, just get the Macbook Air and use it for portable writing + at home I can plug it into my 3 x 27" monitors and get two birds with one stone. However, the latest edition of Macbook Air does not support 3 monitors. Maybe the next refresh will change that.
This lead me to considering using Mac in a VM. Not ideal, but seemingly addresses most my concerns. However, if it is flaky, or buggy, or whatever due to running in a VM then I’m not going to want that either.
I agree that I don’t NEED 3 monitors to write, or to write well. Writing can be accomplished with the most basic setup. For me it is mostly pursuing my personal ideal. Technology won’t make me a better quality writer, but could help me become a more efficient writer. Plus, if Scrivener didn’t exist and I was not pursuing writing, I’d still have a 3 x 27" monitors. I’ve always wanted a 2 x 30” setup, and at this point, 3 x 27” makes the most sense to me.
I’m open to suggestions to different configurations or changes to my perspective, though I cannot guarantee that all suggestions will be adopted.
For those who don’t know what QuickReference Window is, this is Scrivener’s video on it: literatureandlatte.com/videos/Qu … ouTube.mov