Macbook Pro as desktop replacement?

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

  1. heiber macrumors newbie

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    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?

    Thanks.
     
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3

    ZBoater

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    Think about a NAS that can be used as a Time Machine. Keep that puppy backed up.
     
  3. satinsilverem2 macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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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