Anyone Using 2 Macbook Pros?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cruftuun, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. cruftuun macrumors newbie

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    I use a mid 2012 retina MacBook pro i7 with ssd.

    Buying a second mac, intending to leave the 2012 at work. I was leaning toward the 5k iMac, but then, because the rMBP has been so great (even as a "desktop" with my ext keyboard and monitor), I wondered if there might be some added utility in getting a second MacBook pro instead of the iMac. Is there a precedent for owning two macbooks? Any preferences to this over the desktop model?

    Thank you.
     
  2. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    I use two, a 2012 non retina 13" MBP and a 2015 Retina 15" i7 MBP. I bought both of them within a few months this past summer. I bought the 2012 mainly due to the extra ports such as the Ethernet and Firewire and the optical drive. Other than the portability, if you don't need that, a desktop would be good.

    Why not just use the one MBP you have as a portable as well? It's nothing to unplug and take it with you.

    I don't take mine outside of the house but I like being able to use it in any room I want.

    I have a 2012 Mac Mini as my desktop.
     
  3. dunxxx macrumors regular

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    I have a 2009 15" MBP with a SSD swap I use for my play/web browsing/couch computer. I also have a 2015 15" rMBP I use strictly for photo and video editing. That being said, I would almost rather have one MBP and an iMac for my purposes. I use a 5K iMac in the office which I would love to have at home.
     
  4. cruftuun thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I commute to work everyday with my MacBook (I've had to replace the charging cord 3 times already). Doing so on a motorcycle can get uncomfortable when the 15 minute commute becomes a 75 minute one, and my water resistant backpack ($130, thought I was making a good investment here) doesn't resist rain drops very well. Some weekends I want to stop by the office to get work done (without going home first). I work at home too, but that Sunday quiet at work can't be beat. I'm feeling at the limit of carrying this thing around everywhere I go.
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I've used two 17" PowerBook G4s for years. Now I'm using one 17" PowerBook G4 (2003) and one 17" MBP (2006 Core Duo).

    Both of them fit in my bag.
     
  6. Jmona macrumors 6502a

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    I do. A mid 2010 15" corei7 1.5 TB 8Gb memory MBP, and a 2015 Core i7 16gb memory 1TB 13" MPB. I even have the compact mirror to match. :p MBPs.jpg
     
  7. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    That little mirror is awesome!
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

    eyoungren

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    Since we are showing pictures now…

    2003 17" PowerBook G4, 1.0Ghz, 2GB ram, 120GB HD on the left. 2006 17" MacBook Pro, 2.16Ghz, 2GB ram, 500GB HD on the right.

    :D

    2015-04-15 20.16.36.jpg
     
  9. MacInTO macrumors 6502a

    MacInTO

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    Did someone say pictures? :p

    2012 rMBP and 2008 MB.

    The 2012 rMBP is for my work and the 2008 is for my media. It keeps my rMBP clear of music, videos, etc.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Tenashus1 macrumors 6502

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    I have a 2012 cMBP and a 2015 rMBP. Love em both. :)
     
  11. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    I use three, 15" & 13" rMBP and a 12" Retina MacBook, when in the "field" I always travel with two systems; primary & backup with all data synchronised.

    Q-6
     

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