iMac bags

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  1. 4legsmedia macrumors newbie

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    I'm planning on buying an iMac 20", and buying an iLugger iMac bag, to carry it to my work from time to time. Ok, I know it's gonna be heavy.
    But what do you think? Is it doable? (I'm pretty strong :p) Would you do it?
    I have to travel by public transport.

    http://luggerbags.com/G5.htm

    A MBP is also an option, but not for me >> too expensive, I need the stronger videocard, extra hdd space and big screen. If I was rich I'd buy them both. But I don't want 2 computers, have to sync data all the time.


    Sorry if my question is ridiculous. :p
     
  2. discoforce macrumors 6502a

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    How often is from "time to time" ? If you really need a portable computer with the stronger video card, I'd get a refurb 15" MBP ($1549) or 15" powerbook ($1349) and a 20" screen for work (~$300).

    IMHO, that's what I'd do. :)
     
  3. OutThere macrumors 603

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    If you wind up taking it to work more than, say, once a month, it would be advisable to look for something more portable.
     
  4. discoforce macrumors 6502a

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    ...more portable or powerful?
     
  5. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Seriously, you're going to want a MBP. Lugging a desktop around with you, even one as small as an iMac, would be a royal PITA.
     
  6. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    I'm not strong, so no, I wouldn't. 15.2 pounds is a bit much.
     
  7. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Hah. Portable. Fixed. :p
     
  8. gallagb macrumors 6502

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    to answer his question.......


    ur question is not ridiculous.
    if MBP is not an option
    and u really think the iMac is ur best option
    then go for it!

    yes it is heavy
    Weight: 15.5 pounds (7 kg)
    (give or take)
    + mouse/keyboard & cables

    but 15 lbs won't kill ya

    the ilugger
    or other type products are out there for this reason
    to bring ur machine around
    carefully
    it will be bulky
    but possible

    try to avoid peak rush hour times on public transport?
    & just take your time
    don't be in a rush...etc
    running w/ this bad-boy is a no-no

    and also- don't expect to keep the machine in perfect condition
    a few scratches/dings will happen

    else- i'd say go for it
    maybe (if possible)
    go to an apple store & lift an imac
    just so you get an idea of how heavy it is.
     
  9. onlyONE macrumors member

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    Okay, I just bought a 20" iMac for college, and have ordered and iLugger. I'll be packing it to bring to school and to come back home every month(maybe twice a month), and to take with me when I travel. The wieght is perfectly doable. I am a girl, just shy of 130 pounds(im a swimmer, so I suppose I'm pretty strong, but still...come on 15.5 lbs?), and I can handle the iMac just fine. If you are taking it work, its just a matter, of slipping it over the top of the computer, tossing in the mouse and keyboard and carrying it the short distance to the car. It's not like you are trying to take a hike with it, or set it up on a plane. Carrying it short distances should give you no trouble at all, and it's not a hassel to deal with(1 cord plugs it into the wall, and the keyboard and mouse wiegh almost nothing. If you are carrying it for a distance, it's still not that bad. My dean told me that it was probobly a possibility I might need to set my computer up in a lab across campus to do graphics work in class from time to time. I'm not concerned, because I'm pretty sure I can handle a 20 pound bag. I'm SO pleased with my iMac, I'm a new Mac user(this being my first one) and I considered a MBP...but I'm so glad I chose my iMac, it thrills me and the screen is fantastic. I wouldn't change a thing. :) If you think it's for you, then go for it, I certainly was not dissappointed.
     
  10. 4legsmedia thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I hope my new work will buy an iMac for me. :D
    If only the MBP had a larger harddisk + 7200 rpm. Lets say 160 gb at least.
     
  11. discoforce macrumors 6502a

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    So if your work buys the iMac for you, you can just leave it there right? Then after a few weeks you can begin to explain how much work you could get done if you had a portable as well... :D
     
  12. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

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    I would trust that bag, the shoulder straps are key, I would hate carrying it in my hands.
     
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  14. chairguru22 macrumors 6502a

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    whatever floats your boat.

    but the girl above said its convenient to pack up for coming to and from college which is a great reason to get that bag.
     
  15. 4legsmedia thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep the mac I get from work will just stay there. :p
    Now I'm looking @ MPB or iMac, still not sure.
     
  16. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

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  17. theBB macrumors 68020

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    Even though you don't seem to use public transport as the original poster, I am looking forward to hearing from you again about this in 6 months. I know how it feels to carry a heavier laptop along with a one or two hardcover books for reasonable distances. Yes, I really like my iMac as well, but turning it into a portable is a bit too much.

    Is iLugger at least a backpack type instead of a "side" bag? You don't want to hurt your spine.
     
  18. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Too many newbies mentioning the same product. :eek:

    Given my third trip to the Apple Store Tysons for a repair on my iMac 20", this bag is making sense.:eek:
     

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