Go to devices

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Ih8reno, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. Ih8reno macrumors 65816


    Aug 10, 2012
    Just curious as to which macs are you go to devices. For me I rotate my computing needs between my 2011 macbook pro, 2006 El Capitan Mac Pro and my 2.3DC G5 (using it now). If I need to do some serious work I generally use my macbook as I've maxed out its specs and it flies. The mac pro is usually for watching videos and other media consumption as its connected to a 20 inch cinema display. Finally, when I simply want to surf distraction free the 2.3DC G5 surfs the web great thanks to Tenfourfox.
  2. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Quicksilver: Graphic Design and layout, web browsing, email, word-processing, movie/TV-Show watching, Facebook, light Youtube use.

    17" PowerBook G4: On the go, web-browsing, design/layout, word-processing, email.
    17" MacBook Pro: Starbucks - web browsing, home - heavy duty design/layout, word-processing, email.
  3. Dronecatcher, Oct 12, 2015
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    Dronecatcher macrumors 68030


    Jun 17, 2014
    Lincolnshire, UK
    Dual G5 2.3: Graphic Design, web browsing, iTunes, Spotify, video editing and conversion, photography, mixing and audio conversion, PC apps
    Powerbook 1.25 15": Making electronic music
    Powerbook 1.33 12": Making guitar oriented music (it has a faster hard drive than the 15") & mixing electronic music from the 15"
    iBook 1.33 12": iTunes, Spotify, mobile web browsing, modtracking, retro gaming
    iMac G3 500: just for show at the moment :)
  4. mikiotty macrumors 6502


    Mar 15, 2014
    Rome, Italy
    Dual 1.25 MDD: web browsing, programming, photography, music (iTunes and Spotify), social network, word processing, gaming
    PowerBook 1.5 15": web browsing, note taking in class, music, word processing
    Retina MBP: heavy tasks, video editing
    iMac G5 iSight 17": MainStage and music production
  5. MagicBoy macrumors 68040


    May 28, 2006
    Manchester, UK
    rMBP - primary machine, used 90% of the time.
    Mac mini - HTPC, running older Intel software.
    PowerBook G4 - OS9, early OS X software.
    PowerMac G5 - Modern art that also runs Creative Suite. Doubles up as a room heater! ;)
  6. Greene, Oct 12, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2015

    Greene macrumors regular


    Jul 15, 2015
    Fort Worth
    A week ago it looked something like this:

    Power Mac 2.7: Main use computer, for web surfing / writing, jamming in logic 8.
    5355'd Mac Pro 1,1 running Lion: Web for what the PM couldn't do well, Logic X for "serious" projects, Adobe CS 6.
    Power Mac G4 Sawtooth: playing around, but I also do a lot of writing for my grad program on this machine.
    Dell: portable excel / torrent box. Windows 10 is nice. Some adobe happens here too.


    Mac Pro: Mostly Logic, which accounts for most of my computer time, and some web browsing / adobe.
    Dell: Dedicated office / web browsing machine. I don't like to download a lot of junk on my mac pro, so I tend to do my file sharing and most web browsing here. adobe but rarely in comparison to MP.
    Sawtooth: same as previous.

    Thinking of adding an rMB to the mix when the cash comes, to have a mac portable and a portable logic box to use as a musical notepad when I'm out and about. I'd do an rMBP but I'm into the rMB keyboard, and keyboards are important to me. Although this need could also be filled by a 12" powerbook or penryn MBP, if I could find one with strong enough battery life.
  7. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816


    Feb 17, 2013
    NorCal boonies ~~~by Reno sorta
    2010 13" MBP with a 2.66GHz C2D, 8GB Ram, 120GB SSD - main laptop, used daily and used for all college work.
    2015 Hackintosh - 4GHz i7-4790k, 20GB Ram, 256GB SSD - main desktop running Yosemite and used for all multimedia stuff
    2.3GHz DP G5 - 7GB Ram, 64GB SSD - main PPC rig, used every so often and used for PPC Archive/Centre stuff
    iMac G4 17" - 1.25GHz, 1GB Ram, 60GB HDD - mainly used as a spotify jukebox
  8. 128keaton macrumors 68020


    Jan 13, 2013
    PowerBook G3: notes for school, wiki editing on the fly.
    MacBook Pro: school, light coding, ebook management.
    Mac Pro: heavy coding, website management, and everything else.
    PC: Gaming.

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