Does anyone use two laptops?

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  1. anonymous4a, Jul 14, 2014
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    anonymous4a macrumors 6502

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    If anyone uses two laptops daily, can you explain why you have two and how you use them ?
     
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    I guess you couldn't say that I'm using them both at the same time strictly speaking, but I keep my old 2007 Macbook Pro around as a backup machine and for testing new versions of OSX to confirm they work properly before I install them on my main machine.

    However the main reason I haven't sold it is that it's not worth much, so there's really no point to selling it and I probably would give it away to someone if they really needed a machine to replace a broken one.
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    I use my 15" and 13". depending on tasks.

    15" for heavy video editing and gaming, 13" for everything else.

    But then, I somehow manage to use all the Macs in my signature simultaneously all the time.
     
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    i never found anyone above you...you clearly have them all :D
    i mean your signature is the most powerful regard to Apple devices in this site i think
     
  6. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    I run at least 3 VMs at any time, and I always do heavy 1080p (and now mostly 4K) video editing, as well as encoding and rendering, along with Photoshop :)

    So yeah, hence the need for maxed-out devices :p
     
  7. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    I have a 2013 rmbp and 2010 MBP. I take the older one on trips, and having two gives redundancy in case either fails.
     
  8. romesk90 macrumors member

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    I use 3...

    the macbook for OSX on a daily basis (although started using windows more).

    my hp probook for blackberry development

    my acer for windows development.

    I also use bootcamp on my osx for both windows and blackberry dev.

    Depending on where I travel I use either probook or macbook. If the travel could create a beating for the laptop I bring my pro book as it is more "durable."

    I also have one as a HTPC.

    I have too many laptops :(

    When I am doing some sort of major work I use a second laptop to keep going.

    For example, doing a big file transfer can bog down the system. So, to keep my work going *ahem* aka facebook...I do it on my second laptop. Another example is, I was defrag'in my laptop the other night, it took hours. I used my other laptop to continue doing whatever.

    I use a logitech mouse and keyboard with 1 unifying receiver that takes 1 second to switch to another laptop. I have my monitor using 2 inputs so I can swap them quickly. I have 2 laptops beside the monitor. The mac is on a rain mStand so it acts as a second monitor when using it.

    For data, I use google drive to synch stuff on multiple computers. I also use repositories for my code. I use a hard drive for backups which I manually do. I have another hard drive for automatic backups.
     
  9. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    One personal one for work.
     
  10. Ray Brady macrumors 6502

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    I use a 15" MacBook Pro as my primary computer. I also have an 11" MacBook Air that I use for writing during my daily commute. It's also the machine I bring with me when we travel.
     
  11. hamiltonDSi macrumors 68000

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    I tried it once but I could never get used to have my files scattered across to machines so I sold my old MB.
     
  12. bilal25 macrumors newbie

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    i use my Rmbp to watch hd movies and series. While i use my acer inspire 5920 for work issues.
     
  13. happyfrappy macrumors 6502

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    Plenty of people I know do...
    MacBook Pro 2012= Main home/work
    MacBook Pro 2010= Pro Tools hell :eek:
    Thinkpad= 32-bit Windows is a necessary evil :mad:
     
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    I have one laptop with Windows 7 on it, but I don't use it so much. But I have it laying around, then I have my MBP (spec in sign) and that one I use daily. Only reason I keep the windows laptop around is because it won't be worth much to sell...and my trusty iMac which is my newest :)
     
  16. whitedragon101 macrumors 6502a

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    17" 2011MBP & 15" 2007MBP

    I run both at the same time. The 17" is what I work on. The 15" I use as a second screen. I often code with some family guy on the second laptop.
     
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    2012 rMBP is my primary use and Dell Mini 1010 netbook is for creating subtitle for video on the go. :apple:
     
  18. jakesaunders27 macrumors 6502a

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    Once I get my retina MacBook Pro, that will be for editing on the road then my current 11 inch air which is my travel machine will become a sitting on the sofa but need a full computer laptop if you get me! :D
     
  19. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816

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    I use my PowerBook every day for normal tasks like web browsing, email, documents, etc. I use my MBP for the same stuff. It just depends on which computer I'm closer to or which OS I want to tinker with.

    If I'm going somewhere, I will often take the PowerBook, unless I anticipate doing something more CPU intensive. However I've been using the MBP exclusively for the last few days because I've been testing a custom Linux kernel with Grsecurity/PaX.
     

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