Does anyone use two laptops?

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  1. anonymous4a, Jul 14, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2014

    anonymous4a macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2012
    If anyone uses two laptops daily, can you explain why you have two and how you use them ?
  2. MagicBoy macrumors 68040


    May 28, 2006
    Manchester, UK
  3. SarcasticJoe macrumors 6502a


    Nov 5, 2013
    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

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    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.
  5. Serban Suspended

    Jan 8, 2013
    i never found anyone above 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

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    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 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    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

    Mar 28, 2014
    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

    Feb 9, 2011
    One personal one for work.
  10. Ray Brady macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2011
    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


    Jul 29, 2012
    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


    Jun 10, 2014
    Mumbai, India
    i use my Rmbp to watch hd movies and series. While i use my acer inspire 5920 for work issues.
  13. happyfrappy macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2007
    Location eh?
    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:
  14. oldhifi macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2013
  15. =E= macrumors regular


    Nov 8, 2013
    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 65816

    Sep 11, 2008
    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.
  17. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    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


    Jan 23, 2012
    United Kingdom
    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


    Apr 19, 2014
    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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