Poll: How Often Do You Take Your Macbook Out? (i.e. - Does it go w/ you everywhere?)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by HappyDude20, Dec 27, 2009.

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How often does your Macbook go with you outside of the home?

  1. Everyday

    41 vote(s)
    46.1%
  2. Every other day

    16 vote(s)
    18.0%
  3. Less than 3 times a week

    8 vote(s)
    9.0%
  4. Less than a handful of times a month

    11 vote(s)
    12.4%
  5. Almost never

    13 vote(s)
    14.6%
  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    #1
    How often does your Macbook go with you when you head out the door?

    Is it daily, once a week, even less?

    I'd imagine if you never took it out then why'd you get a Macbook and not an iMac?

    I ask because I notice that for years now my Macbook goes with me just about everywhere. Even at times and places I may not need it.

    In the morning the items I grab before heading out the door are: cell phone, wallet, keys, and placing my MBP in my InCase backpack.
     
  2. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

    Gabriel GR

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    #2
    5 days a week at work. The rest of the time i just carry my keys, phone and money. I like the freedom.
     
  3. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

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    #3
    I don't often carry it with me, because i don't need it. I take it to school on occasion. I got the MacBook instead of an iMac because I like being able to use my computer in any room in the house.
     
  4. IBradMac macrumors 68000

    IBradMac

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    #4
    Maybe one to two days a week. I bought a MBP, because I hate to sit at a desk to even do work.
     
  5. peapody macrumors 68040

    peapody

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    #5
    I am going to start taking my MBP out more since the thinkpad is about to be sold.
     
  6. jedivulcan macrumors 6502

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    #6
    I keep one at my desk and one with me wherever I go.
     
  7. DoNoHarm macrumors 65816

    DoNoHarm

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    #7
    this post makes a good caase for the rumored islate computing device. Most of us don't need the horsepower of the MBP wherever we take it.
     
  8. motownflip macrumors regular

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    #8
    I take it with me to work all the time. Whether I use it there or not.
     
  9. toolbox macrumors 68020

    toolbox

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    #9
    Mine comes to work with me 5 days a week. Other then that it stays connected on my desk.
     
  10. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    #10
    my MBP was in the shop over the past day (quick turnaround) and I realized that I could do everything I need to on my iphone and library/public computer, provided I save all my docs to my idisk or something.

    But I bring my mbp with me every day to school. I will be the first in line whenever the islate comes out so I can leave my MBP desk bound.
     
  11. miniConvert macrumors 68040

    miniConvert

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    #11
    I took my MBP (2006) out with me every day for 3 years. Then I got my hands on a MBA, and now that goes out with me every day instead ;)

    Which is great, because, what with the SSD, it's actually better for 99% of what I need a laptop for.

    Just played some WoW on the MBP. Ah, it's a beauty. But it does lack Teh Snappy®.
     
  12. thatguysmells macrumors regular

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    #12
    I take mine to school almost every day. During finals it definitely comes with me every day. We have wifi in the libraries so it works out perfect. I never use it to take notes however. I prefer hand writing my notes. :D
     
  13. mcmoose macrumors newbie

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    #13
    mine used to come with me everyday to class, but nest semester im thinking that i will bring it with me but not use it... kinda distracting
     
  14. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

    macgeek18

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    #14
    I know I don't have a Macbook,But my iBook is basically a way early macbook right?But everytime I go somewhere I grab my keys,wallet,phone,flash drive,(I always have my 16GB Sandisk flash drive on me.)and usually a pack of gum.But I also drop my main laptop,usually a iBook in my Swiss Tech laptop Backpack and go.I always have a powersupply and wireless mouse in the backpack with all my cables and hard drives and flashdrives and all this stuff I don't need but take them with me anyways.Ya,hopefully my iBook should be replaced very soon by my PowerBook g4 when it's fixed.
     
  15. ChefJayPeek macrumors regular

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    #15
    My Whitebook goes with me to work everyday. I actually have an AC adaptor that I leave at work, just so I won't have to carry it around with me. I think an Air is in my future. Or maybe replacing the optical drive in the Whitebook with a spinning disk, and putting a SSD where the HD goes. I did not take the Whitebook the other day, and I really missed it, using Windows XP on the office computer really got on my nerves!

    Chef Jay
     
  16. tkboss88 macrumors member

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    #16
    i take mine out every day because i need it for school and just in case the crackheads that live in my building decide to break into my room and take my stuff. LIVING IN THE GHETTO SUCKS!!! :mad:
     
  17. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

    ziggyonice

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    #17
    Exactly. I rarely ever take my MBP out with me, because it's just too big or too heavy. I mean, I like to be able to do work on it, but I don't need all its power or screen space just to type some stuff or surf the web.

    Come on Apple tablet, don't let me down.
     
  18. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    #18
    i would say about 4 times a week. love the 7 hr battery life.
     
  19. panzer06 macrumors 68030

    panzer06

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    #19
    My uMBP is my primary work system. I take it to the office, client meetings and on vacations. I hardly ever use it at home since I have the iMac. I use dropbox to keep the files in sync. Now if I could get iTunes to stay completely synced between systems it would be perfect.

    Cheers,
     
  20. iMav macrumors 6502

    iMav

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    #20
    I go in phases. I work out of my home office a lot, but have a work-provided laptop (Dell with the nasty on it) that I carry around when I'm out and about for work. When gone on sales trips, I alternate between taking my netbook and my MBP with my work laptop.

    I've considered simply using my MBP for work-related activities...but part of me feels I should leave the use and abuse to the work laptop.
     
  21. Potomac macrumors member

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    #21
    It depends on when I need it at school. Sometimes I may not need it for weeks when other times I may need it everyday for weeks.
     
  22. SolRayz macrumors 6502a

    SolRayz

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    #22
    I used to bring my mbp to work daily, but lately I've had access to a company mbp. Nice thing about having mobilme is that I can instantly transfer all my settings to my work comp and then disable it if need be. :)
     
  23. mmfphotodude macrumors member

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    Toronto
    #23
    My iBook goes everywhere with me: School, friends, library, familys you name it :)

    Does the job, although thinking of upgrading to a used 2006 MacBook. Whats the speed like in comparison?

    -MMF
     
  24. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

    Jaro65

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    Seattle, WA
    #24
    I used to be consulting until very recently and my MBP would travel with me all over this planet. I had once an HD fail on me in Dublin, and even though there are no Apple Stores there, an authorized service center did the repair. Fortunately I always carry a data backup with me, so I just restored and was good to go.
     
  25. MacLawyer macrumors regular

    MacLawyer

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    #25
    I was paranoid about dragging my MB around with me....

    So I bought a nice used aluminum PowerBook G4 (1.67 gig), upgraded the memory, threw Leopard on it, and now it is my carry-everywhere laptop.
     

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