Mac Pro owners what's your sidekick?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by entatlrg, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. entatlrg, Feb 19, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2011

    entatlrg macrumors 68040


    Mar 2, 2009
    Waterloo & Georgian Bay, Canada
    What device(s) do you use along with your MacPro, such as a notebook, tablet, or smart phone?

    How much time do you spend on each?


    11" MacBook Air - 70%
    Mac Pro - 20%
    iPhone/iPad - 10%

    The little Air gets a surprising amount of use ... it goes everywhere with me, I don't like to work from a desk

    That's my dream setup for now!
  2. Acorn macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2009
    The 11 inch air was my second machine but over time the air has moved to my primary machine. Apparently I don't stress it out much because its fast all the time so it ended up being my primary machine. I may get another 13 if there is some kind of redesign besides a spec change.
  3. applefan289 macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010
    I know I'm sort of butting in (I don't own a Mac Pro), but my sidekick when I'm not using my 27" iMac (late 2009 Core 2 Duo) is my iPad 16GB with 3G. Never used the 3G and bought it like 6 months ago.
  4. SWAN808 macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2010
  5. 3587 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 23, 2008
    In addition to my 2009 Mac Pro, I use a 2010 MacBook Pro (10%), iPad (20%) iPhone 4 (30%), Mac Pro (40%).

    I was interested in getting a MacBook Air at one point, but I think the iPad took care of that... The MacBook Pro rarely leaves the house... Maybe I should think about trading the iPad in for an Air?
  6. kellen macrumors 68020


    Aug 11, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    I currently have an early 2008 MBP that I am starting to think of getting rid of.

    Its replacement will either be a first gen ipad if I don't need any features on the 2nd gen or a new MBA or MBP. Found I really don't use the MBP except around the house and an ipad would be perfect.

    I also have an iPhone 4.
  7. Eastend macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2004
    Nara, Japan
    use a old mac mini everyday with the Mac Pro for about 5%.
  8. gameface macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2010
    Boston, MA
    I use a macbook pro whenever I need to work at a clients office where they don't have an edit station. It usually sit in my living room.

    I have my iphone 3gs which I only ever use when I am on the train or bus or for, you know, phone calls.

    And I have an ipad when I go to a clients that HAVE an edit system but I don't feel like logging into 4 different webmail accounts. But I tend to use it mostly on the couch, in bed or on longer commuter train trips.
  9. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
  10. goMac macrumors 603

    Apr 15, 2004
    2009 3.06 ghz Macbook Pro is my personal laptop, I've also got an i7 HP Elitebook from work (why they gave the iPhone/Mac programmer an HP I will never understand. Something about everyone needing a machine with Outlook.) Obviously I'm almost always using my Macbook Pro when I'm not at my Mac Pro.

    I've also got a set of iPhones and an iPad. Most of my iPad use is for controlling my home theater.
  11. johnnymg macrumors 65816


    Nov 16, 2008
  12. strausd macrumors 68030

    Jul 11, 2008
    Mine is my 15" MBP that I got about a year and a half ago. Use it for quick renders, VNC, SSH, just the normal stuff :)
  13. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    iPad; used about 30% of the time. My mac mini is my htpc, it rarely gets used.
  14. Vylen macrumors 65816

    Jun 3, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Mac Pro and iPod Touch... use the Mac Pro pretty much all the time when at home - my butt is planted in front of these three screens after I wake up, and before I sleep, heheh. Use the Touch whenever I'm on the treadmill for an hour.

    At work, the iPod Touch comes with me naturally - of course, the Mac Pro can't :p but I don't use a Mac at work anyway.
  15. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    Mine is an ASUS 1015-PEM dual core atom machine. I stuck a 40GB Intel G2 SSD and 2GB of RAM in it.

    I'll probably sell it once the 15" mbp sandy bridges drop (probably*get the base model).
  16. Chilz0r macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2007
    Sony Laptops Are Pretty Good.

    I have a Sony VGN-Z48GD with Windows 7 x64 Ultimate. Has been one of the most reliable machines in my toolkit. Very light. Very powerful.
  17. yoak macrumors 65816


    Oct 4, 2004
    Oslo, Norway
    My MBP I use 60%, iPhone 4 20%, MP 20%. My MP is now moved to an edit suite.
  18. highdefw macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2009
    MP 50%
    iPhone 35%
    MBP 15%

    Got to love those apps...
  19. grooveattack macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2008
    Mac pro 80%
    iPad 15%
    iPhone 5%

    Something like that any way. Mac pro was allot of money for me so I am always using it to get that use out of it.
  20. DeeEss macrumors 6502a

    Jan 17, 2011
  21. Whaditis macrumors regular

    May 18, 2010
    Got an IBM T43 Thinkpad that's still going strong. It came with the X300 gpu with 128mb. Very happy with it as it is tough as nails No problems yet.
  22. 20eman macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2009
    So many iDevices in this thread...

    80% Mac Pro (dual boot OSX+Win7)
    20% HTC Droid Incredible

    I used to have a Latitude D600 running WinXP but it died a horrible death 6 months ago. At work I use an assortment of Windows machines.
  23. mif, Feb 20, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2011

    mif macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2010
    Mac Pro Nehalem 2.93 GHz 8-core - Intel-Coding, 3d-Modeling, Music, Video - 95 %.

    PowerMac G5 2.0 GHz 2-core - PowerPC-Coding, Classic Stuff - 5 %.
  24. gpzjock macrumors 6502a

    May 4, 2009
    My Mac Pro only needs 1 sidekick

    Motorola Razer V3 - running my Blizzard Authenticator. :D
  25. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    2010 Mac mini as a HTC with Plex. :D

    Plus an old Mac Pro Pro 2.16 with an SSD when on the go. This SSD has given this second generation of Mac Book Pro a second life. :p

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