Couch Surfing?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by entatlrg, Apr 20, 2010.

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Your device of choice when couch surfing?

  1. 17" MBP

    15 vote(s)
    8.8%
  2. 15" MBP

    57 vote(s)
    33.5%
  3. 13" MBP

    34 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. MB

    6 vote(s)
    3.5%
  5. MacBook Air

    6 vote(s)
    3.5%
  6. iPad

    37 vote(s)
    21.8%
  7. iPhone

    14 vote(s)
    8.2%
  8. Blackberry

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  1. entatlrg macrumors 68040

    entatlrg

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    #1
    Do you spend much time on the couch surfing the web, emailing, working etc?

    What's your computer of choice?


    Right now I have a 15" MBP that I'm trying out ... I like the extra screen size ... not sure about the extra size/bulkiness and extra 1lb in weight, it's noticeable ... BUT the 15" screen is so clear/pleasing to look at so far I think it's worth it over the 13". I have an Air too but the fan runs hard, it's a little slower and lacking ports...

    I spend a lot of time on the couch, lazy-boy in the Den working, I'm much more productive away from a desk in a relaxed environment ... haven't spent much time at the office for years yet I run my company which has gross sales in excess of a few million a year ... so it can be done!

    I'll often use my iPhone as well for a quick check of emails or a quick read of a news site ... I've got the iPad now it sits on the coffee table in front of me ... I rarely reach for it ... I wish it wasn't the case but for my work and uses it serves little purpose ... no flash, bulky to carry out when the iPhone serves that same purpose for me ... otherwise I'll bring one of my notebooks ...

    Peace
     
  2. 256bit macrumors member

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    #2
    iPhone, because I have no alternative. (Until my MBP ships at least!)
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    #3
    Up until I got an iPad I'd use my netbook. If I couldn't be bothered with that I'd use my iPhone. Right now, it's the iPad.
     
  4. tim100 macrumors 65816

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    #4
    i was using a 17 for couch surfing at it was too big. it was hard to sit om the couch with such a big laotop.

    i now have a 15 i7. the only thing i miss is the high res screen, which can ordered.
     
  5. Kadman macrumors 65816

    Kadman

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    #5
    I cheat. I use an IKEA laptop table ("Dave" is the model name) when couch surfing. Core i7 15" Hi-Res Matte + Samsung 55" LED 1080p 240 hz + Discovery & History Channels + Kentucky Bourbon = me in bliss.
     
  6. tim2006 macrumors 6502

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  8. tollboothwillie macrumors newbie

    tollboothwillie

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    #8
    I use my 12" G4 powerbook. Infact using it as i write this
     
  9. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

    bobr1952

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    #9
    Since my current choice is either my iMac or my iPhone, I don't think I would be very comfortable with my iMac on top of me--but hopefully in the future my choice will change to an iPad.
     
  10. The Samurai macrumors 68000

    The Samurai

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  12. Dozerrox macrumors 6502

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    #12
    Why would you pick a MBP over the MB for sofa surfing? The battery life?
     
  13. Arrandale macrumors regular

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    #13
    If they made a 13 or 15" iPad, I would jump for it in an instant.
    Until then, I'm sporting the 15" MBP.
     
  14. entatlrg thread starter macrumors 68040

    entatlrg

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    #14
    interesting to see the 15" MBP doing so well ... even though it's heavier and not the lightest to use on the couch/chair people must really like the screen size and/or extra power available in the 15"?
     
  15. entatlrg thread starter macrumors 68040

    entatlrg

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    #15
    True, almost always the bigger the screen you can manage the better - especially if you're working/viewing for long hours at a time.

    For sure, a 15" iPad, the same weight as they are now and/or a 15" MacBook would be amazing!
     
  16. alphaod macrumors Core

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  17. MorganK macrumors regular

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    #17
    I use a 17" now, or my iPhone.

    My next MBP will be a 15"....so that is what I will use then.
     
  18. RossMc macrumors 65816

    RossMc

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    #18
    Just got my first Mac 2 weeks ago.

    Got the 15" i5

    So I use that all the time on the couch. I had a Toshiba laptop before that but the battery would only last about a hour on battery so I wouldn't really use it that much on the couch.
     
  19. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    #19
    iPad. I will never contort on the couch with a notebook ever again.
     
  20. Kadman macrumors 65816

    Kadman

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    #20
    It doesn't much matter with my setup for couch surfing. It's a 15" i7 hi-res matte but you never see it when you use it like this. :D

    55" Samsung LED 1080p 240Hz, Magic Mouse, BT Keyboard, IKEA laptop desk.

    [​IMG]
     
  21. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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  22. FieryFurnace macrumors 6502

    FieryFurnace

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    #22
    I'm using my X340 for that, so I voted MB Air, as this is the closest to the MSI. :)
     
  23. entatlrg thread starter macrumors 68040

    entatlrg

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    #23
    Now that's pretty cool!

    How's that IKEA laptop desk for being able to pull close to you on the couch?
     
  24. Bisz macrumors regular

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    #24
    iPad, its great for just surfing, checking some forums, etc.
     
  25. Kadman macrumors 65816

    Kadman

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    #25
    Works very well. It has a single post that's pretty far back and is meant to do exactly that, be pulled in over your lap while seated. It can also be angled, possibly for reading I guess because I can't imagine using my laptop at that angle. IKEA sells them for about $18. Dirt cheap.
     

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