If I want power, portability and silency, is buying two computers the only way to go?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hajime, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. hajime macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    Hello, the rMBP 15" 2014 bought by school could satisfy all my needs but I have no access to it anymore. Given that laptops these days are either thin (noisy and have thermal throttling) or heavy (over 1.8kg), is buying a lightweight (1.8kg or below) laptop and a powerful desktop the only way to go? From my experience with the MBP 15", 17", Thinkpad X1E and X1 Yoga (WQHD screen), I do need a 15" laptop screen with resolutions over WQHD. 1.9kg and over is too heavy for me as I need to carry other stuffs as well.
  2. Frosties macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2009
    What is it that you need to do? From your post with no use case I would look at the 12,9 iPad Pro with keyboardcase.
  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    Driving 4K monitor, watching 4K videos, playing 4K games, Developing codes, CAD, Matlab&Simulink, CUDA computations. Too bad IPP can't do any of these. I only found it good for surfing the web and watching youtube videos on its own screen.
  4. splifingate macrumors 6502


    Nov 27, 2013
    I have a phone, tablet, laptop, and some (very large) desktops, and the most important consideration I find is not only how much I can see, but (thanks to these aging eyes) how clearly I can see it.

    Two 27" 4K screens connected to my desktop/s is as easy on the eyes as it gets ;)

    Rather than dragging-around all that hardware wherever I go, the 13" MBP suffices pretty well.

    Even-so, the iPhone does the job when I'm (literally) out in the Field, etc.

    My wife's Surface is an awesome piece of kit, but I find that it's even more awesome when she plugs it into a 27" screen . . .

    . . . if you need to pick-and-choose ($/space/yet-another-device)--and do not need OS X--a Surface+monitor@home is a really great way to go.

    If you have no particular $/space consideration/s, I would suggest as much hardware as you can handle, and enjoy it all (wherever you are) ;)

    Regards, splifingate

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