Macbook Pro as desktop replacement?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by heiber, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. heiber macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2014
    Need to replace an aging PC. Intrigued with the idea of getting a 13 inch rMBP (8GB Memory, 256 SSD) to run connected to a monitor in clamshell mode and still be able to be portable in the house or outside of it instead of a standalone iMac or mini. Primary uses include:
    - Family computer
    - Productivity apps (office)
    - Lightroom
    - iMovie
    - iTunes
    - Plex server for streaming to TV
    - Lighter kids games

    Also thinking that it is best to put the data on a NAS drive so I can have access to it all throughout the house and other computers.

    Any concerns that I should be aware of?

  2. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Think about a NAS that can be used as a Time Machine. Keep that puppy backed up.
  3. satinsilverem2 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 12, 2013
    Richmond, VA
    I use my MBP as a desktop 85-90 percent of the time and have had no issues with doing so. the only time I remove it from my Henge Dock is to clean or when I'm headed to class. For your uses those specs will be more than enough for you. I would recommend getting a Thunderbolt dock to ease removal and make it more tidy looking.
  4. heiber thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2014
    Thanks. I looked at the first couple of pages of discussions and nothing jumped out at me. I will look at those.

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