How many of you only use a MBP for your computing needs?


wakemac

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Aug 14, 2009
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Type: Current 13" MBP as seen below.

Uses: Primary computer for work and home. Forced to run VM for work to run old Windows programs. Use 24" external also at work for dual screens.
 

SpaceKitty

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Nov 9, 2008
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Fort Collins Colorado
15" MBP mid 2009. Bought it three weeks ago.

I use it mostly for internet, syncing iPods/iPhones, watching TV shows and movies in iTunes.

I sold my Mac Pro, iMac, 13" MBP and black MacBook and the 15" is my only Mac now and my main computer (still have a HP laptop for backup).
 

alexh123drum

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Jul 23, 2009
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Manchester, UK
Current 13" MBP (spec in my signature) I'm a music and new media student so I use it for office, Photoshop, Premier Pro, Aperture, Logic express and other standard stuff (itunes, ical etc.)
 

Waldszenen

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Mar 2, 2010
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Sydney
I don't own one yet (still waiting for the update) but as soon as I do it'll be my only computer as I'm replacing my current crapbox of a desktop. I'm looking to get one of the upper-model 15" ones.
 

Benito

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Jan 5, 2010
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Toronto, Canada
I have a 2007 MBP that I use for everything I do. I have to use VMWare Fusion to use my Windows based Medical software at work but use MacOSX for everything else. Everything else is mostly email and web browsing.
 

RITZFit

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Sep 16, 2007
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Late 06 MBP. Used for general surfing, bit of c programming, music listening, bit of cad and games (boot camp). I love this computer, it runs like a champ!
 

CJS7070

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Dec 10, 2008
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Chicago, IL
My 13" is my primary workstation, it's not the only machine I use for everything but it's my main machine for most of the stuff I do.
 

Eddyisgreat

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Oct 24, 2007
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15 inch mbp early 2008 high.

used for : everything in my life that can be done digitally. Except host storage. I have a separate box for that.
 

Rm.237

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Jan 19, 2008
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Anyone dabble in Final Cut on their MBP? I ended up getting a 15-inch 2.8GHz just a little over a week ago mainly for Aperture but was thinking of getting into using Final Cut Studio. Suggestions?
 

gwsat

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Apr 12, 2008
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Both of the Mac laptops described in my sig have been my primary home computer. I used the PB G4 for 5 years and have been using the MBP for the past 2. I still have an old desktop PC, which I used for a few Windows apps, primarily Quicken to track my finances. When I got the MBP, I also bought VMware Fusion and installed Windows on my MBP. Thus, for the past 2 years the desktop PC hasn't had much use. I still own the G4 and keep it in my kitchen eating area. It still works well.
 

Rm.237

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15" MBP mid 2009. Bought it three weeks ago.

I use it mostly for internet, syncing iPods/iPhones, watching TV shows and movies in iTunes.

I sold my Mac Pro, iMac, 13" MBP and black MacBook and the 15" is my only Mac now and my main computer (still have a HP laptop for backup).
You planning on getting an iPad? I just ask because aside from syncing your IPhone/iPod the other tasks can be done on one.
 

SpaceKitty

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Nov 9, 2008
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You planning on getting an iPad? I just ask because aside from syncing your IPhone/iPod the other tasks can be done on one.
Probably not. I already have the MBP with a bigger screen and three iPhones. The iPad is kind of worthless to me. As for portability, I don't need to take a computer with me much and I hardly ever use my iPhone when I am out except for phone usage. The battery on my 15" hasn't been used once yet in the three weeks I have owned it. The 13" that I sold had 11 cycles on it in the five months that I owned it and those were just to make sure the battery stayed healthy.

Besides, the iPad is missing a light up keyboard.
 

randomerratum

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Dec 3, 2009
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Santa Monica, CA
I use a 17" unibody MBP for everything I do. I got it do do some onsite editing/DVD authoring but assumed I'd still do the bulk on my G5 (2005 PPC) - I now do ALL the work on my mbp, I'll send some compressions to my G5 cause it's a workhorse, but my MBP is in use 9-12 hours a day now.
 

clindner

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Nov 2, 2006
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MBP? Heck, I use a 2007 Santa Rosa MB 2.2 GHz as my do it all machine.

4 GB RAM and a 320 GB HD, has my whole iTunes and Photo collections. I make DVDs compiled from game footage from my son's football (American) games and make copies for the team's parents. I do websites using Rapidweaver, Coda and other tools as a sideline biz/hobby. I do work stuff with Parallels and Windows XP so that I can run Microsoft Office with full VBA capability. I log into our work network using Remote Desktop and have sessions running on multiple machines.

Having used all sorts of Windows machines, I laugh when see people say that the MBPs are outdated and can't do this or that.
 

serialtoon

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Jul 1, 2009
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Long Beach
I use it only for fun and internet. Nothing drastic just yet as i am new to OSX. After owning 7 PCs with Windows,Linux,Unix.....i figured it was time for a change. So far i am loving it.
 

mikes70mustang

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Nov 14, 2008
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I and most of everyone here only use it to post on these redundant threads that ask the exact same thing every week or so...
 

seanconn

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Jan 15, 2010
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everything. what possible can a desktop do that my MBP can't? except maybe do it faster. ... my mbp can cook eggs on my lap when I wake up.. my tower can do that :p ;)

not only do I use my MBP as my main comp, I use it as my Xbox 360. ( I refuse to buy an Xbox due having to pay for live... all the extra accessories and of course RRODS) Only Xbox 360 exclusives I can't play are Crackdown series, Halo 3, GOW2, and Fable 2. (but Halo2, GOW, and Fable are good enough, considering the only one I ever play is Halo)

I'm a PS3, Apple fanboy ... as much as I hate to call myself a fanboy... actually, it's more me hating micro$*%# !!