What do you guys do mostly on your MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bankaimadness, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. Bankaimadness macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010
    I assumed most MBP users are either Video editors/makers and/or digital artists. Since I always hear how MBP is great for video production and digital artists.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    People use computers for all kinds of reasons. It's not at all limited to those uses you mentioned. People use Macs for the same reasons they use other PCs.
  3. Bankaimadness thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010
    Though I am thinking maybe that OSX is an O.S that is cater to media production.

    I know Mac can do much more that the reasons I listed above, but... I mean I definitely don't use my MBP to game. I have the 2010 variant and that thing can probably boil eggs if I game on it for a prolonged period of time.

    What do you usually do on your MBP? Specific programs?
  4. Traverse macrumors 604


    Mar 11, 2013
    GGJstudios is right.

    I don't do video editing of any kind.

    I bought a Mac simply because I wanted one and felt it would be the better system to get me through college. I edit Office documents, work on graduate and personal work with Scrivener, browse the web, email, track my schedule, run Windows via VMWare, listen to music, watch videos, pretty much just manage my life.
  5. Bankaimadness thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010
    Interesting. Times have changed. I haven't been keeping up with Mac users, but back when I heard of the word OSX. It was mostly geared towards artists.
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Ask 100 users, you'll get 100 answers. What others run is irrelevant and has no impact on your experience. What's important is what your needs and planned uses are.
  7. Bankaimadness thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010
    Curiosity mostly.
  8. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    Also browse those nice movies of those men and ladies who...ah...well they....er...seem to like each other a lot.

    I hear people look at that stuff...I wouldn't know from personal experience, of course!:eek:
  9. Sym0 macrumors 6502


    Jun 6, 2013
    Process aerial imagery. But I needed even more power, ram and storage so I now have a dual Xeon workstation with double everything.
  10. illusionx macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2014
    Brossard, QC

    I definitely use mine for gaming. Diablo 3, Starcraft 2, counter strike play without issue.
    It's not going to explode. They are made to run at a certain temperature and maintain that temp under load provided you don't block cooling intake/exhaust.
  11. merrickdrfc macrumors 6502


    Jan 8, 2011
    iOS Development - the 15" display is a wonder to look at for coding, and utilising the scaled resolutions is superb for fitting more on screen. Probably don't fully use all of the power (2.5 GHz i7, 16 GB RAM, GT 750M) that's on offer, but this machine takes everything I throw at it and doesn't seem to break sweat.

    Best computer I've ever owned.
  12. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Heavy video editing - especially 4K footage.

    And also the occasional gaming.
  13. TechGod macrumors 68040


    Feb 25, 2014
    New Zealand
    Thats a very very odd view. I bought my MBP for taking down notes, running Ubuntu in VM, some light Xcode learning, video watching, music listening downloading stuff and gaming.

    Nothing I do is related to editing of any sort.
  14. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012
    My rMBP is my only computer. The heaviest duty work I go on it is editing photos in Lr and plugins.
  15. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Orbiting a G-type Main Sequence Star
    Primarily I use it for web browsing and email.

    I'd rather have a MBA, but there aren't any 15" ones and I wanted the larger screen.
  16. bigchief macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2009
    Surf the net. I know, I know it's overkill but what the hell I'm 63 years old and I like sitting in my recliner and surfing the net while watching,listening to the television. I got tired of holding the iPad air and the Pro has that big 15.4" retina screen. You only live once.:)
  17. TechGod macrumors 68040


    Feb 25, 2014
    New Zealand
    iTunes, Minecraft, Pages, Keynote, Virtual Box, COD, Team fortress 2, DOTA 2, LoL, Borderlands 2, Safari, Chrome, Opera, Calendar, Aperture, Minecraft Server, Terminal, Skype, Steam, Readkit

    All apps that are mentioned are launched at least once over the day.



    Make it stop!
  18. dovahkiin691 macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2014
    I bought it for the intentions of school, but now its mostly browsing and home server
  19. Bankaimadness thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010
    Why did you specifically go mac instead of Windows?
  20. TechGod macrumors 68040


    Feb 25, 2014
    New Zealand
    Because I dislike the aesthetics of Windows, I don't like the whole Virus problem that my past laptops had, I find the MBP in general to be just better e.g. Trackpad, keyboard, weight, thinness, battery is insane for my MBP(around 10 hours) it works way better with my iPad, Much more useful software I've found on OSX.

    In saying that, the Razer Blade seems to be an awesome alternative.
  21. eastercat macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    Browsing, gaming (e.g., minecraft, prison architect), iTunes etc.
    When I switched to a Mac, my software option was vista or staying on xp for $100 more. I was sick and tired of windows and wanted better.
  22. vpro macrumors 65816


    Jun 8, 2012
    Produce music.

    I mainly produce music for film, theatre and dance companies, as well as for my own albums. Both electronica and acoustic projects. I also produce photo art. Watch movies online, facetime, email, write, blog, forums and wifi.
  23. smooth macrumors 6502


    Nov 12, 2007
    My main use for my MBP now is to download TV shows since I got rid of cable. Half the time it is plugged in as I am either downloading or streaming to my Apple TV. When it's not plugged in, I use it mostly for surfing or document creation.

    Once or twice a year I do some video editing.

    And it is also the iTunes hub for 3 iPads, 2 iPods and an iPhone.

    To be honest, because it is plugged in most of the time and because I have an iPad, I should have opted for an iMac instead of a rMBP. Almost all of my day-to-day stuff I do on my iPad.

    Live and learn I guess :)
  24. christarp macrumors 6502


    Oct 29, 2013
    Browse the internet, chat on steam, and use imessage. Sometimes I play games. Also use unity and xcode.

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