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Old Feb 27, 2010, 07:30 PM   #1
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Using Macbook Pro As A Desktop

Hi everyone.
I'm thinking about trying a Mac.
I leave my desktop PC on all day almost every day.
If I would have a MBP hooked up to a monitor and use a wireless keyboard and mouse with it, would there be anything that I need to worry about?
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Old Feb 27, 2010, 07:31 PM   #2
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No, why would there be?
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Old Feb 27, 2010, 07:36 PM   #3
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I use my MacBook in clamshell as my main computer, whether i'm on the go or at home.

no overheating problems or anything. people who have them are people who run 1080p flash videos while on a bed or something with the vents covered.

you will be more than fine w/anything above 1.66GHz and with 2GB of RAM

4GB is ideal for photoshop though
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Old Feb 27, 2010, 07:57 PM   #4
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Excercise the battery once a month if you will have your MBP hooked up to AC for the rest of time.

But then i'd question why you got a Macbook Pro in the first place.

Linky to battery care instructions.

Linky to automatically add iCal reminders for you to recalibrate your battery. (Do this after you get your mac).
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Old Feb 27, 2010, 08:13 PM   #5
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Nope, it should be great, with no probs
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Old Feb 27, 2010, 08:23 PM   #6
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I have the same set-up as you are describing. I use a wireless Microsoft keyboard and an acer 1080p display. It works wonderfully. I would suggest looking into a mini-dvi male to hdmi or dvi male cable as the video adapter can sometimes come lose depending on the other cable you use.

I always have both screens running and I have never had a problem.
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Old Feb 27, 2010, 08:24 PM   #7
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Nothing to worry about.
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Old Feb 27, 2010, 09:50 PM   #8
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Maye the OP got a MacBook pro, so he/she can take it when they travel. Or just doesn't need the huge screen sizes of the iMacs? And mac mini... Yeah...

Or they like using a computer on the bed...
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That's what I'm doing and it works great.
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Old Feb 28, 2010, 04:01 AM   #10
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I use mine in clamshell mode connected to a 24" ACD. I have had no problems whatsoever. Don't worry and enjoy your new purchase (when you buy it)!
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Old Feb 28, 2010, 04:10 AM   #11
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I also use mine in clamshell mode with Apple USB keyboard and MX revolution mouse, and it's just great on a 24" 1080p monitor.
I Windows mode, cannot use it in clamshell mode because of overheating though...
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Old Feb 28, 2010, 04:30 AM   #12
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I also use mine in clamshell mode with Apple USB keyboard and MX revolution mouse, and it's just great on a 24" 1080p monitor.
I Windows mode, cannot use it in clamshell mode because of overheating though...
Is that because of the 8600?
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I have a 17" MBP with a 23" ACD
I don't use clamshell mode, because I want the extra screen real estate

Mine stays plugged in all the time and running
Wireless keyboard and Magic Mouse

No issues or problems and my "desktop" has the advantage of being portable
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Hi everyone.
I'm thinking about trying a Mac.
I leave my desktop PC on all day almost every day.
If I would have a MBP hooked up to a monitor and use a wireless keyboard and mouse with it, would there be anything that I need to worry about?
no there is nothing to worry about.

However, if it will be 'docked' 24/7, and this is your first OSX machine, then you may be better served by a mac mini.

Mac mini's carry the exact same components as the mbp's, have much more I/O, and are half the price.
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