So what do you use your MacBook Pro for?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MIDI_EVIL, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816

    MIDI_EVIL

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    There's one for the Mac Pro, so go on, tell us what you use your MBP for?

    I use my PowerBook G4 for Video editing, a bit of Photoshop, a bit of music production, listening to music and surfing. It will soon be replaced by the 2.4 MBP.

    Rich.
     
  2. MIDI_EVIL thread starter macrumors 65816

    MIDI_EVIL

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    Editing it, colour correcting and burning to DVD to be made into millions I hope?

    Rich.
     
  3. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

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    Yeah. I edit out the rude bits.

    I haven't got an MBP yet, but when I do I'll be using it for photo editing, general browsing, music and videos, university research and writing, and a wee bit of gaming on the side.

    Just deciding whether to go for the 17" or 15", the high-res option or not, the glossy or matte, 2GB or 4GB, slow but big hard drive or smaller but faster, etc, etc...:rolleyes:
     
  4. elithrar macrumors 6502

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    Image manipulation, web design, programming & other miscellaneous tasks related to my studies. Alongside that though, also general web-browsing & email, music, movies & gaming. I changed from my Intel iMac to the MBP for the first list of tasks, though; I really needed the portability of a notebook, in so much that I can use the same desktop environment & workspace in order to keep all my data centered on one machine and everything set to how I need it to be.

    I'm a big believer in an organised workspace, which is a big reason I use OS X: frankly, I can do C++, Java, XHTML, CSS & GIMP/Photoshop on Windows, but I do it much more efficiently in OS X due to the desktop environment. Exposé & true drag-and-drop play a big part in that. Even Vista doesn't really have the ability to drag and drop like OS X can, and Linux is even further behind in that regard. Beryl is nice, though. At least as eye-candy.
     
  5. c-Row macrumors 65816

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    Image manipulation, music creation, web programming (PHP/SQL, soon-to-add JAVA) for the most of it. Add in the usual tasks elithrar already mentioned, and that's my MBP use in a nutshell. I also share his opinion about the organized workspace and the advantages OS X has in that area over other operating systems.
     
  6. pdra05 macrumors regular

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    I'll be gettin' one by end of this month.. And I'll be using it for 3D modelling/animation, heavy photoshopping.. whatever my major requires me to do for the next 1.5 year, and hopefully get started on some video editing!

    Oh and the basics, such as net-surfing and blogging. :apple:
     
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    Digital Painting, Graphic Design and Web Design with a bit of programming thrown in for good measure.
     
  9. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

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    Photography, Graphic design and lots of gaming under BootCamp.
     
  10. GroundLoop macrumors 68000

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    I use my 2.4GHz 17" SR MBP/4GB RAM/250GB HDD/Hi-Res display to surf the net and read email.

    -Need the Hi Res display to read 4 emails at a time
    -Need the 250GB HDD to hold more mail locally
    -Need the 4GB of RAM so that I don't have to wait the 12ms for my mail messages to page in off the HDD

    Hickman
     
  11. dakis macrumors member

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    RAW-Processing with Aperture and some image editing with Photoshop (www.peterkisphotography.com :) not much else, really, apart from surfing the web, of course.

    dakis
     
  12. yudilks macrumors regular

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    Photo editing, some 3D simulations for my research, movie making, DVD burning, watching movies, play games
     
  13. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    17" 2.33, 2gb RAM, 160gb HD

    Mainly for work, connected to an external display:

    • QuarkXpress
    • All apps in the Creative Suite

    Mostly print design: books, brochures, reports, posters, point of sale, signage, promo items, advertising... some simple Flash, you name it.

    Also for messing around with Traktor DJ Studio, but need a new soundcard.

    One day, I hope to get back into photography, which I used to teach; I don't have a DSLR at the mo.

    All the other stuff: email, streaming iTunes, movie-watching etc. is the icing on the cake. :)
     
  14. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    Well, when mine arrives, I'll be using it for:
    • CS3
    • MS Office
    • Stacks of email
    • General web browsing
    • WoW... ahem
    *excited*
     
  15. vassillios macrumors 6502

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    Music production (Logic Pro)
    Photography
    Web/graphics Design (CS3)
    Video editing (Final Cut studio 2)
    Surfing
    Gaming
    Watching Movies
    Neo Office
    Downloading Disco Biscuits shows
    Hammering the loose nails on my porch (JK..obviously)

    pretty much everything...but music production is the main reason.
     
  16. StayingOccupied macrumors member

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    Mainly - Photoshop/Image Ready, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver
    Secondary - Maya, After Effects or Final Cut, Surfin the net(though i have a PC for that and videos)
     
  17. Anorak macrumors regular

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    Ditto.
     
  18. jawzzy macrumors regular

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    Hmm...Well I'd say mostly college work, iTunes, movies, a lil' bit of Photoshop, Web browsing, email, Office...

    and some Oblivion on the side. :D Well maybe not some. More like a lot. Or more than I should...
     

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