Transporting a new iMac back and forth between work and home?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by stanw, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. stanw macrumors 6502a

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    I'm thinking of getting a VESA mounted 27 inch iMac and hooking up an arm to my desk at home and at work so that I can pop it in at both locations. I think without the stand (since I will get the VESA mount) it is about 20lbs. Is this just a bad idea to take it back and forth like this? I'm planning to get an SSD so no moving parts there.

    Thanks.
     
  2. AaronM5670 macrumors 6502

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    Bad idea - it'll most likely end in tears. Get the new rMBP, it looks awesome and while it costs a bit more it's still a very powerful machine and is very portable - much more so than an iMac!
     
  3. DerekS macrumors 6502

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    I second this. You don't want to try and lug that thing around.

    Get yourself a nice rMBP and a thunderbolt display for each location.
     
  4. Mobster1983 macrumors 6502a

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    Horrible idea. I agree with the other posts. Buy a rMBP and a Thunderbolt Display for both areas and just use that.
     
  5. merkinmuffley macrumors 6502a

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    Great idea, if you've an red iWagon to haul it back and forth. No red iWagon, forget it.
     
  6. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    With the likelihood that the iMac will get busted one day during its regular trips back and forth, you'll probably spend a lot less money in the long run getting a MacBook Pro and two 27 inch VESA mounted displays... maybe even a couple Apple TVs at each location connected to those displays so that you can AirPlay instead of connecting cables.
     
  7. MikeChicago macrumors member

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    I second the notion that transporting the iMac back and forth is a bad idea...
     

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