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What do you use beside your desktop Mac?

 
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What do you use beside your desktop Mac?
A MacBook
17%
 17%  [ 4 ]
A MacBook Pro
13%
 13%  [ 3 ]
A iPod touch or iPhone
21%
 21%  [ 5 ]
A iPod touch or iPhone and MB or MBP
17%
 17%  [ 4 ]
I use no other portable computing device
8%
 8%  [ 2 ]
Other
13%
 13%  [ 3 ]
I use a Windows or Linux laptop
8%
 8%  [ 2 ]
I use a Windows or Linux laptop and iPhone or iTouch
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
I use a smart phone (blackberry, windows mobile etc)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
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branden31123
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:47 pm    Post subject: What do you use beside your desktop Mac? Reply with quote

i am thinking about getting a mini for at my desk and laptop (refurb black MB)for everything else and that is only about $1800. do any of you have a similar setup, if so how do you like it and which one do you tend to use more? right now i have a windows laptop that i am using dual screen with my 22" monitor but i like using it as a actual laptop without having to unplug 7 cables every time including unscrewing the vga cable that i want to use it while watching tv or on my lap.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A MacBook Pro.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been using my MacBook as my main computer of late and my mini for ripping my LPs and DVDs.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

which one seems faster?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The MacBook is definitely faster since it's a Core2Duo with 4GB of RAM and I have a 7200 RPM HD installed. The mini gets it workout recording music and movies.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am typing this on my iPhone but, I tend to use my iMac for my main machine. I use all the machines in my signature on a daily basis. They are:

Powermac G3 - as a file server
iMac- majority of my daily computing
Macmini - "public machine" friends & family (my sons main machine)
MacBook - on the road for my company
iMac G3 - light web browsing and email at my couch
iBook G3 - my wifes main machine

My iPhone I use daily to run my business and occasionally check 123MM like I did right now!

-sent from my iphone Hackersmovie
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

should i get a mini and a mid range macbook or just a high end macbook? they both come out to about the same price.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a mini in the htpc position, and my wife has taken over the Mac Book Pro. The MBP was useful for a proof-of-concept in building out my entertainment system, but plugging and unplugging, along with being a hassle, is also a ticket to broken cables and worse, broken jacks on the laptop. I had an audio jack go bad on an iMac years ago, and I was lucky it was brand new and covered by warranty. They had to replace the whole audio board, because of a defective scrap of metal. If it lasted any longer than it did it would have been seen as damaged rather than defective!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac mini + iPhone 3G. An MSI Wind is on the way.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My head hurts when I look at this question..

I want to lie...and say I have only got one...

But sadly, when it comes to using computers...or more importantly....buying them....

I am like a stupid rabbit, caught in the headlights of an on rushing car...

You know what's going to happen...

But that old credit card just hops up to the counter...

WHAM.......

Next thing I know...I'm carrying another computer or portable something home... Embarassed

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shameless bump
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

why do you keep bumping your posts Confused


I mainly use my iMac at home and my Macbook Pro at work / Uni and at home when ever I fancy a change of scenery.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use either my MacBook Air or a Samsung Q1 UMPC ...the UMPC is horrible sometimes Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the machines currently in use in my signature. The Mini is now the main machine.
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