using MBP as desktop?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by engaged44, May 19, 2011.

  1. engaged44 macrumors member

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    just curious to see how many people here actually use it as a desktop.

    i am a college student so when I am at school I use it as a laptop.

    When I am home i set it up to an HD monitor via hdmi. i use the apple wireless keyboard and the magic mouse as well as hooking it up to a stereo system.



    how many people here use theirs as a desktop replacement?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    A great number do.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Mine is almost exclusively used as a desktop
    17" MBP
    23" Apple Cinema Display

    Wireless keyboard and Magic Mouse and Pad
     
  4. DustinT macrumors 68000

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  5. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    I've been using mac laptops that way since 2004.
     
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    The new MBPS more than any other are capable of being desktop replacements
     
  7. rev.b, May 19, 2011
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    I do. I have a custom built PC Core 2 quad@3Ghz, 6 Gb RAM, Nvidia 470, Win7 under the desk and I use almost exclusively my dual-core i5 MBP on a mStand aluminum stand as my desktop with a 24" 1920x1200 monitor.

    Wonder why. ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  8. PT123 macrumors member

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    Me too...though I dint use an external monitor, really should get one although the apple ones are incredibly expensive...
     
  9. cloroxbleach4 macrumors 6502a

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    Only computer I have so it's my laptop and desktop
     
  10. dagamer34 macrumors 65816

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    15" 2011 MBP + 27" ACD + Windows gaming PC + Atlona KVM.
     
  11. AppleDroid macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    This is the setup I am aiming for.
     
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