To those who use more than one Mac. What if .....

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If I could use only one Mac it would be ...

  1. MBP 17"

    35 vote(s)
    17.2%
  2. MBP 15"

    88 vote(s)
    43.1%
  3. MBA (rev b)

    3 vote(s)
    1.5%
  4. MP 13"

    16 vote(s)
    7.8%
  5. MacPro

    39 vote(s)
    19.1%
  6. iMac 24"

    15 vote(s)
    7.4%
  7. iMac 20"

    6 vote(s)
    2.9%
  8. Mac - mini

    2 vote(s)
    1.0%
  1. entatlrg macrumors 68040

    entatlrg

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    #1
    What if you could choose only ONE mac to use, which would it be? - iMac 20/24", MacPro, MBP 17", MBP 15", MBA or MB 13" ?


    I'm guessing already that the MBP 15" is the hands down winner, but I could easily be wrong ... I might of gone that route but I found it a little heavy and warm running.
     
  2. melchior macrumors 65816

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    well, there is one deciding factor, do you need a portable mac or not.

    if yes, how portable does it have to be? if i am on the road and i don't have another mac, the 17" is your portable desktop replacement. if you find this cumbersome, then 13".

    if you do not need a mac to travel, the macpro is clearly the winner (assuming a decent monitor).
     
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  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Of the choices I'd choose a 15" MacBook Pro, but only if it was non-unibody and had a Matte screen. If it was only the unibody version that I had the choice of then I would go with a Mac Pro and suffer not having a laptop.
     
  5. Winni macrumors 68030

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    It has to been only one Mac and money is not the issue? Well, I'm no longer traveling much, so for me it would be an Octo Core Mac Pro with two 30" Cinema Displays. :)
     
  6. kornyboy macrumors 68000

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    I'm all about the Mac Pro. I don't really need a portable computer since my iPhone takes care of the things I want to do while on the road.
     
  7. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...if I could only use one, it would be the one I already have = a 20" iMac...

    If someone else was paying for it, octo-core Mac Pro...
     
  8. eXan macrumors 601

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    I need both desktop and laptop so 15" MBP.

    But I prefer having 2 computers.
     
  9. entatlrg thread starter macrumors 68040

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    surprised the macpro rated so high, but it makes sense if you don't need a laptop go with the macpro for sure
     
  10. daneoni macrumors G4

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    15" MBP + Display. I don't need Mac Pro power and i like the flexibility of being able to move so no point in the iMac..i also find iMacs are a bit harder to resell from experience and a 17" MBP is just a rip off IMHO...at that point just get a Mac Pro/iMac
     
  11. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    I'd have a PowerMac G5, with all the options or the latest 17'' PowerBook G4. But of the choices, Mac Pro.
     
  12. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a

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  13. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Agreed
     
  14. adamvk macrumors 65816

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    #14
    Macbook Pro 17"

    Large Screen
    Fast
    Portable (Really not much bigger than 15")
     
  15. WoodNUFC macrumors 6502a

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    My thoughts exactly. I bought a 15" Powerbook G4 four years ago and while it was a work horse for a couple years, I wouldn't buy a laptop for a main computer ago. So for me the Mac Pro is a dream machine.
     
  16. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    If I could only have one, it would be my 20" iMac.
     
  17. trevpimp macrumors regular

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    iMac 20"

    Don't overkill your purchase because as time goes on you're going to want to purchase the new Macs.

    Just get what you need for now.
     
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  19. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    If I were limited to one Mac, then probably a 24" iMac (or a Mac Pro assuming money is not an issue). And an HP Mini 1000 for portable needs! ;)

    If I were limited to one computer, then probably a 17" MacBook Pro. Maximum power and reasonable portability, plus that awesome battery. A 15" MBP only if I could not afford the 17". :)
     
  20. alexbates macrumors 65816

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    If I wasn't paying for it, I would either have a 17" MBP or a Mac Pro with a 30" ACD. Most of the time, I don't like staying at a desk, so my choice is the MBP.
     
  21. smartalic34 macrumors 6502a

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  23. PaperMacWriter macrumors 6502

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    I lust after a 15" MBP... but I'm currently stuck on my moms 24" iMac. Its a solid performer, but I want some mobility.
    SG :apple:
     
  24. tersono macrumors 68000

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    17" MBP. Completely usable as a desktop replacement but still portable.

    Although, to tell the truth, I don't know how I'd manage with just a laptop - I run a desktop mac as a server, which handles my iTunes library (300gb) as well as being a web/mail/sftp/irc and file server.
     
  25. tMac85 macrumors 65816

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    #25
    MBP 15"

    I loveeeee the portability!


    otherwise 24" imac.
     

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