macbook as a desktop

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by john2006wright, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. john2006wright macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2007
    are there any issues using a macbook as a desktop? I want to add speakers and and external display and run it as desktop. But have the ability to pick it up and use it on the move as well. I can't afford both desktop and notebook and don't want the sync issues

  2. macsforme macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2007
    That's about how I use mine... and it works fairly well. You'll need to buy an adapter for the mini-DVI video out port if you want to connect an external display. Think twice about whether you actually need the portability of a laptop, though. Desktop machines are usually cheaper for the amount of power you need (and generally more reliable and easier to service, in my experience).
  3. n00basaur macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2007
    I use my macbook as a desktop about 95% of the time hooked up to some speakers (logitech x-230). No probs.
  4. cyclingplatypus macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2007
    I use mine this way for the exact reasons you want, woks great! :D

    And as a bonus if you need some extra screen real estate you can dual monitor it, very nice and very fluid.
  5. pdra05 macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2007
    Melbourne City, VIC, Australia
    It should work fine as a desktop.. I've actually used my iBook for a little over a year as a desktop until I saved up enough to get myself an iMac :eek:

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