Do you use your MB/MBP as your primary display?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by satchmo, Jun 12, 2010.


Do you use your MB/MBP screen as your primary display?

  1. Yes, I use my MB/MBP.

    5 vote(s)
  2. No, I connect to and use mainly an external monitor.

    2 vote(s)
  3. 50-50

    1 vote(s)
  4. I use another Mac (i.e iMac, MacPro, Mac Mini)

    1 vote(s)
  1. satchmo macrumors 68000

    Aug 6, 2008
    I've never been one to use a MBP (of any size) for my graphic design needs. Yes, in a pinch I do. But 95% of my usage has always been through a larger 20"+ display. And it's not so much just page layout where one might need a larger screen, but even developing logos in Illustrator.

    Just curious where other designers fall. Do you use your MBP screen as your primary (say 70% or more of the time) display or use an external?
  2. usclaneyj macrumors regular

    May 1, 2005
    None of the above. I connect a 24" monitor and use both screens. Palettes, etc. go on the mbp, canvases & pages go on the 24".
  3. design-is macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2007
    London / U.K.
    At home for freelance work & leisure I use my 17" MBP. I have an old 21" LCD for when I need a second screen for more space.

    At work I get to use a 27" iMac. Lovely screen.


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