iMac on vacation

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  1. 50voltphantom, Feb 29, 2012
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    50voltphantom macrumors regular

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    So my wife and I went on our annual three-day weekend get-away and wanted to be able to watch movies at night without relying on the in-room cable and pay-per-view. The solution: iMac!! It was so nice having my main machine with us in the room and transporting it/set-up is really not an issue being an all-in-one. I would totally do this again. To all you iMac owners, don't be bashful about taking your machine out of the house. Yes it's large, but far more manageable than a PC desktop.

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    The best part was the looks and smiles of passersby as I brought it up to our room. And yes, that is a grape puck mouse. Didn't feel the need to bring my wireless keyboard and Magic Trackpad.
     
  2. G-Mo macrumors 6502

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    Why bother? I have better things to do with my wife on a three-day getaway that we don't need a computer... :confused: #Lame
     
  3. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    old apple tv? iPhone/ipad/ipod with video cable?
     
  4. 50voltphantom thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ports on many hotel TV's are locked-down.....
     
  5. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Nice

    I couldn't be bothered with that though.
     
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    Why the bad attitude? :confused:

    Being that I don't own an iMac (yet) I'm not really sure how portable they really are, but that said it's not a bad option for being able to watch movies/tv at night in the hotel room. Also, if it's a business trip (granted a laptop is easier to carry around) you could probably get use out of it for end of day notes, office, etc.
     
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    I'd be concerned about the security issue, unless you took it with you every time you left the room !
     
  10. KylePowers, Mar 1, 2012
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    Not a bad idea, but a laptop on your waist while laying in bed next to your significant other (or kids?) can provide a similar experience without the weight/transportation hassle :p
     
  11. davys macrumors regular

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    Why would he want to put his laptop on the trash can?
     
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    You get out of town with your wife once a year and watching movies at night becomes a priority?

    You're doing it wrong.
     
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    Maybe they are using it to watch instructional videos? :D
     
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    And to think, there are probably countless guys (and girls...this IS the 21st century, after all) who would be willing to show him what to do demonstrate to do for free.
     
  16. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Really? I never had an issue. I carry a WD TV for this very reason.
    I would never carry such a beast with me on vacation. I want to pack light and make the most of my time. If I were with a spouse then the time spent in the room would be time spent bumping uglies.
     
  17. aComicBookFan macrumors member

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    What's with all the snarky responses here?! :confused:

    A husband and wife have a busy life. There could be kids, a dog, and fussy neighbors in the mix. They want to get away from it all and relax together. No distractions. Just them. Why wouldn't they want to watch a movie? Snuggle up, turn on the tube, and just relax. The wife knows that the husband is an Apple fanboy. She knows he gets a kick out of exercising technology. Indulging his whims is her gift to him. The big question now is what is his gift to her? :D

    -=- Boris
     
  18. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    It's not snarky to say I wouldn't lug that **** around. It's just my opinion that if I am away on vacation then I'd prefer to make use of the time away.
     
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    I'm glad you took that as a positive (except in reality they were holding back laughter).
     
  20. farmermac macrumors 6502a

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    guess this crowd would rather just spend the $5 on a movie then lug around a computer with.
     
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    No, we'd rather spend our one weekend together away from home shagging instead of watching movies. There are 51 other weekends in the year.
     
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    I was wondering how long it would be before someone cut to the chase and actually said 'shagging' :)
     
  23. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    HA, whoops. That's what I get for posting at 6AM :p
     
  24. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Maybe they watch p**n while shagging?
     
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    Maybe so. My wife and I do it from time to time. But like I said, this is ONE weekend a year for them - if that's the only time they have to get around to some serious bone burying, and they can't do it without porn...well, I'm not generally one to judge, but still.
     

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