What I use my Macbook Pro for thread

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by umdjb, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. umdjb macrumors regular

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    Hey everyone,

    This is a thread for anyone considering buying a MBP and curious about what other users use theirs for. So please just post what type of machine you have and what are your main tasks.


    Thanks!
     
  2. Dyaus macrumors member

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    I've got a 15", 2.16Ghz Core 2 Duo. I mainly use my computer for browsing the web, checking email and development work.

    I would have gotten an Macbook, but 13.3" screen is too small for me and I don't like the keyboard.
     
  3. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Somewhat similar but i do a lot of school work instead of development, which, involves 3D modeling of proteins and DNA and have to give presentations, write weekly reports and build databases once every few weeks and then standard email/browsing/iTunes. So some significant stressing going on.

    Would also have gotten a MacBook and in fact did but sold it to my brother cos the screen was too small and i kept getting bruises from the sharp edges of the base frame. Also found out i would be doing some modeling hence the GMA950 was no longer an option.

    MBP 2.16 C2D
     
  4. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

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    15"/1.83/512 MBP
    I use it for basic e-mail, web surfing and itunes. I then use it for graphic design, video editing and audio recording.
     
  5. kerisimasi macrumors member

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    mbp c2d 2.16

    15" MBP C2D 2.16 - use in medical school - mainly projects (powerpoint and keynote), web browsing email, itunes, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005, iChat.

    Also, just installed Logic Pro, Aperture, Shake, Toast 8, Final Cut Pro + Motion and Soundtrack - don't know how to use most of them, but am slowly learning...I will be a pro soon, hopefully.
     
  6. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    Web, music, and photography. And it does the job very well ;)
     
  7. diadem macrumors regular

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    Well my Macbook pro is the center of my audio recording/editing setup With Pro tools M-powered. I use it alot in Xp with bootcamp for long gaming sessions as well.
     
  8. MacSyn macrumors regular

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    2.16 C2D, 15" MBP with 2GB of RAM, use it for iTunes, Internet, email, BT downloads & online music radio from Thailand and Hong Kong. Adding a 30"ACD next month, a birthday present from me. ;)
     
  9. aljlin macrumors regular

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    MBP C2D 2.33 2gb 160 gb hd
    Mostly web surfing, adium, x-chat aqua, pages, keynote, word, email, excel, and student development (programming). Could have done with the macbook, but I wanted the bigger size for more space to look at code.
     
  10. heehee macrumors 68020

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    It's a "work" computer. I use it for surfing, itunes, mail, msn messenger and on occasion, graphic design. :)
     
  11. MacMandy macrumors 6502

    MacMandy

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    MBP 15" C2D 2.16

    It's my main computer. I use it at work (iCal, mail, Address Bk, Office). At home, I use it for playing music through AirTunes, photos, surfing, BT Downloads, watching DVDs, and I have a miglia TVmini in the bedroom for watching Freeview TV. I couldn't manage without it! :)
     
  12. Cybix macrumors 6502a

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    2.0Ghz, 2gig ram, core duo,

    use it for web, email, ftp, ical, skype, delicious library, iTunes, Google Earth, Limewire, stickies...

    Aperture for my photo work (not a pro)

    System administration (of mainly linux servers by ssh).

    do a fair bit of cd / dvd burning (toast and other apps like mac the ripper, handbrake, dvd2onex, etc)

    sometimes watch some TV (eyeTV DTT)

    wouldn't really say I use it for my regular job, but do use it for work 'on the side', and my every day machine. Sits on my desk at home, my desk at work, and goes with me when I'm out and about, most of the time :)
     
  13. tjcampbell macrumors 6502a

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    I started to make a list and then stopped as I was listing every application on this sexy beast.

    I utilize my MBP to the max. It's great. I love it. :)
     
  14. ghostee macrumors 6502

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    I've only recently gotten mine, and havn't moved most tasks over from my iMac yet. So right now, mainly for surfing and World of Warcraft (via Bootcamp/XP). And a bit of Sam and Max.
     
  15. Silentwave macrumors 68000

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    Well, until I pick up my replacement battery tomorrow, sitting at my desk! :rolleyes:

    Actually, it's my workhorse. E-mail, IM, Web, and word processing for the mundane tasks, Macrumors and music for the more interesting stuff ;)

    In reality, I also use it for FinalCut Pro Studio and Aperture with the assistance of my eSATA disks for scratch/storage (apps courtesy of my school), Nikon Capture 4/NX, and Photoshop CS3 beta.

    2.16 Core Duo (original BTO version) 15", 256 X1600, 2GB RAM, 100GB 5400 with 500GB RAID0 via eSATA Expresscard
     
  16. Boxer macrumors regular

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    I use it for everything, Web, music, school, photoshop, ect. I love it.
     
  17. islandman macrumors 6502

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    2.33 GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 160GB Hard Drive.

    Aperture and surfing macrumors.com :).
     
  18. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    15" 2.0GHz Core Duo, 2GB RAM, 80GB HDD.

    I use my MacBook Pro for encoding anime series, photoshop, surfing the web, word processing, some Mac gaming, to hold my anime collection (~30GB currently) and some messing around with Xcode and Dashcode.
     

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