How to make iMac Portable?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by fastpicker89, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. fastpicker89 macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2009
    I realize that the imac is intended to not be portable... That is why I am asking so please don't respond with "It's an iMac. It's not supposed to be portable. Get a laptop." So here's my question:

    Is there a way to make an iMac more portable? I feel like unplugging it and plugging it back in a bunch would be bad for it. Maybe not, but I'm just asking for some tips. Thanks!
  2. a350 macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2009
    as far as desktop computers go the imac is pretty portable.

    use of a wireless keyboard and mouse would help, wifi, anything to eliminate wires is a plus.

    are you trying to take this to the coffee shop or to another house?

    maybe having another power cable at the alternate location would be helpful.

    not real sure what your goal is.
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen

    Unplugging cables from the iMac could only do harm if the machine is running, but otherwise it should't do harm, unless you're careless while unplugging.

    I used to transport my iMac quite a lot last year for a production, and I just took the box it came with and had no problems transporting it.
  4. fastpicker89 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2009
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    Are you kidding me.. how much portable do you want. Haha
  6. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    Hire a Sherpa.

    Seriously, schlep it to college and back, or to a friend's house, or to work and back if you need to. Just don't do it everyday. Agree with above replies. But Apple NEVER designed it with portability in mind (unless you count the laptop internal components).
  7. MTI macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2009
    Scottsdale, AZ
  8. layziegtp macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2009
    Personally, I'm planning on moving mine around with me to LAN parties. I'm considering a slip cover or something for the screen and carrying it under my arm.

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