laptop and desktop

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by tim2006, Jul 19, 2006.


laptop and desktop

  1. desktop only

    3 vote(s)
  2. laptop only

    12 vote(s)
  3. both

    12 vote(s)
  4. both intel

    9 vote(s)
  5. both power pc

    2 vote(s)
  1. tim2006 macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2006
  2. benthewraith macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Miami, FL
    I don't. Besides, in the age of Desktop Replacement, such things such as desktops have become obsolete.
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
  4. xPismo macrumors 6502a


    Nov 21, 2005
    Powerbook for me.

    i'd have a desktop editor too if I had the bread. I may pull the trigger on a used G5/2.0dp once The Steve drops the big news at WWDC.

    G5's for pennies I tell you! Free for the picking...
  5. tim2006 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2006
    with the desktop replacement notebook is the desktop dead for non pros?
  6. celebrian23 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2006
    Under the sun
    I myself only have a laptop, but there is a dell desktop which is a family computer. So I voted just laptop as I'll be going to college soon and will leave the dell behind :p
  7. benthewraith macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Miami, FL
    Not really. The ability to take around your work is rather nice. And those big 15", 17" inch screens are good enough that anyone doing work in stuff like Aperture and Final Cut Pro. Besides, they can just plug it into a nice big 30" HD Apple Cinema Display if they so choose to.

    BTW, I saw Powerbooks on the set of Stargate. :D:D:D

    For those that need more than 2 Gb of RAM, well, I heard rumors that the Macbook Pro can take two 2 GB sticks of RAM, though this is heavily debated.
  8. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030


    Apr 14, 2006
    Clemson, SC
    i have a MB and an old PowerMac G4 (that's been upgraded, though). i don't use the desktop too much.. need a better monitor first - old CRT's give me headaches :( :p
  9. benthewraith macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Miami, FL
    I don't use computers with carbon ray tubes.

    On another note, I found out that with using laptops instead of CRTs, my vision has actually gotten better. :D
  10. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    I have both, but your poll has major flaws, people can only vote once and you have 2 different option Laptop vs Desktop and Intel vs PPC.
  11. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2005
    I have a powerbook and am about to get an old powermac g4. Let's hope I'll use the powermac
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level

    No one uses computers with carbon ray tubes, try cathode ray tubes lol
  13. mark! macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2006
    I have an iMac G3 & a MacBook Pro. (atleast these are the ones in my room, or my main computer).

    I want to get a PowerMac G4, iMac G4, & an iBook.
  14. munkees macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2005
    Pacific Northwest
    i have currently

    -iMac CD 2.0 Ghz 20" 2 GB RAM 250 GB HD and 128 graphics Mac OS X 10.4.7 Main Developement Machine
    -MBP CD 2.0 Ghz 15.4 1 GB RAM 80 GB HD and 128 graphics Mac OS X 10.4.7 Mobile Development Machine has 17" external
    -PowerMac G4 400Mhz 704 MB RAM 80 GB HD 128 GB HD (really 200 GB, large block address not avaliable in the model). Mac OS X 10.4.7 Server unlimited Main Server 18"CRT Project storage.

    Green House Hydroponics project
    -iMac G3 350 Mhz 320 MB Ram 8 GB HD and 8MB graphics Mac OS X 10.2.8 Front end to digital Microscope
    -iMac G3 333 Mhz 512 MB Ram 6 GB HD and 6MB graphics Mac OS X 10.2.8 Front end to USB controller board (in development) for tempature control of room this system will read temp and either cool or heat room.
    -iBook G3 300 Mhz 192 MB Ram 6 GB HD and 6MB grpahics Mac OS X 10.2.8 Front End to USB controller Board (in development) to switch on water mist for plants, message CO, and O2 levels

    other projects to be developed is small remote control robot to cultivate plants, so I can have a completely computer controlled plant development environment. (off course will be Mac controlled).

    my wife has a
    -MacBook CD 1.83 13" 1 GB RAM 60 GB HD and 64 integrated graphics Mac OS X 10.4.7

    My mother has
    -iBook G3 700 Mhz 640MB RAM 30 GB HD with 16 MB graphics Mac OS X 10.4.6

    my brother has
    -iBook G4 1.33 Ghz 512MB RAM 40 GB HD with 64 MB graphics Mac OS X 10.4.x

    My inlaws have
    -eMac G4 1.25 Ghz 512MB RAM 60 GB HD with 32 MB Graphics Mac OS X 10.4.7

    my borther-in-law
    -PowerBook G4 1.5 Ghz 12" 80GB HD with 64 GB graphics Mac OS X 10.4.7

    I administer all of these some remotely using Apple Remote Desktop 3.0

    I have own and sold

    -iBook G3 500 with 512 MB RAM 10GB HD 16 MB graphics Mac OS X 10.1.x
    -G4 Cube 450 Mgz with 768 MB RAM 20 GB HD 32 MB graphics Mac OS X 10.1.x
    -PowerMac 733 Mhz with 1MB cache, 768 MB RAM 60 GB HD 32 graphics MacOS X 10.1.x

    will purchase 64bit intel Mac Pro quad core 4 GB RAM with 30" ACD, 500GB HD 512 graphics latter this year
  15. Topono macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2006
    After hearing about Apple's.... "quality" notebooks, I decided to get a desktop. I don't travel much, and I like the extra power a desktop provides.
  16. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000


    Apr 12, 2005
  17. iBrow macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2006
  18. bbrosemer macrumors 6502a


    Jan 28, 2006
    I have Dual Processor Xeon 2.8 Ghz Dell Precision 530
    2.16 MBP 17''
    500 Mhz Dell Latitude
    Quadra 610 25 Mhz (when I want a trip back to the past)

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