What do you guys use your MacBook Pro for?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by techguy40, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. techguy40 macrumors regular

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    What do you guys use your MacBook Pro for beside web surfing and emails?

    Also what your favorite software for it?
     
  2. matperk macrumors 6502

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    oh geez...where to start.

    -IM (Adium)
    -Mail (Outlook in XP Virtual Machine)
    -Final Cut Studio (mostly final cut pro)
    -Internet
    -Service Ticket software (crappy java app in XP vm)
    -Notetaking (OneNote XP VM)
    -Web development (textmate/dreamweaver/broswers)
    -a billion other things. A better question would be, what don't I use it for :p
     
  3. WannaBMW3 macrumors regular

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  4. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    I use mine for everything as well.

    IM (Adium)
    Mail (Mail.app)
    Ripping/Converting DVDs (Mac the Ripper/Handbrake)
    Calendar (iCal)
    Photo Management (iPhoto)
    Final Cut Studio (FCP and Motion mainly)
    Media management (a whole bunch of programs)
    Text editing, spreadsheets, etc (Office and iWork)
    Photoshop/Pixelmator work
    And just a whole lot of other random things I can't think of at the moment.
     
  5. chgojcs macrumors member

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    Video and Film editing (Final Cut Studio, the whole freakin' suite)
    School papers (Pages)
    Presentations (Keynote)
    Making DVDs (DVD Studio Pro)
    Mostly I work in the film industry, so anything dealing with that is a given. Making a feature and starting a production company.

    And also, the rest of my life is pretty much on there, too.
     
  6. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    I bought mine one week after buying my iPhone to sync with it. I've been using it for that main purpose ever since. After that, it's used for internet, buying songs and videos on iTunes and maybe using handbrake.

    Now that I have an iMac as well, I'm all excited about it so I have copied all my music and video over to it and have been using it to sync with my iPhone.
    I'll still use my MBP for my iPod simply for the fact that I have 80GB of music and video on it now and it would take too much time to have to resync it from the iMac.
     
  7. tlawski macrumors newbie

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  8. Ranchdip macrumors member

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    1. Web
    2. High-end mobile audio recording rig
    3. Video editing
    4. Games
     
  9. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    I use it for programming (for work) and for all aspects of my personal life!
     
  10. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Mail, iCal, note taking in class, paper writing, etc.
     
  11. Ryox macrumors 6502a

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    pretty much everything you can do on a Macbook Pro except writing programs and such
     
  12. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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  13. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

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    Creative Suite 3 (Mainly Photoshop)
    Audio/Video Editing
    Watching movies
    Messenger/Adium/Skype
    iTunes
    Web browsing
    Torrenting

    The iBook is just my school laptop I use to take notes, listen to some music in class and web browsing on my couch :p The MacBook Pro is more of a desktop but I take it with me if I need the power on the go. I have a desktop PC I use for gaming and stuff.
     
  14. aforty macrumors 65816

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    Coding (mostly Windows, VS.NET)
    Gaming (Windows)
    Audio / Video
    School work
    Web
     
  15. jacjac3 macrumors member

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    coding (eclipse IDE)
    talking to yr mom on AIM
     
  16. Alpinism macrumors regular

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    FCS 2
    AE
    Maya
    Capture (XDCam) Footage
    Photoshop
     
  17. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    i use my mbp for

    Web Surfing
    Newsgroups
    Torrent files
    As an htpc to stream wmv movies to the xbox 360
    watch videos
    ichat
    listen to music
    take it around the house, outside anywhere


    I also have a 2.8ghz 8 core mac pro with 16gb of RAM and I use that mainly for downloading encoding hd content, ripping, everything above listed and whatever goes and storage of music and movies.

    Then whenever I want to use to watch to stream 1080p/720p movies onto my 1080p hdtv, I load the movie up on the mbp and just stream from the mbp to the xbox 360 and put the mac pro to sleep (since the mp is in the same room where my 52" sony bravia and 2 receivers and power amp and the xbox 360, all that makes the room warm especially with the mac pro running, so I just put the mp to sleep and use the mbp to stream. =D
     
  18. jbg232 macrumors 65816

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  19. dante@sisna.com macrumors 6502a

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    On-Site Sales Demos in Keynote.

    Testing of website frontends in windows XP via VMWare.
     
  20. ucsdmac macrumors 6502

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    Since mine is still in Alaska.. I'm going to say I Will use my new MBP for web design, some light programming, photoshop, video editing, taking lecture notes ( pre-pharm student), movies+music, talk to relative across the states via ichat, attract attention, make Bacon N Egg breakfast. :D
     
  21. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    Textedit. That's it. Maybe Chess, if I'm feeling outgoing.
     
  22. tip macrumors 6502

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    Mostly:

    - Lightroom/Photoshop
    - VMWare and Parallels
    - TextEdit
    - iCal

    This laptop serves work in the IT field (infosec) and school (creative writing).
     
  23. aforty macrumors 65816

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    Har har. :p
     
  24. chrisbeebops macrumors regular

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    Internet (Webkit nightlies)
    Mail
    iChat
    Java development (Eclipse)
    Photoshop
    3D Graphing and Plotting (Grapher / Matlab)
    Scientific Computation & Scripting (Matlab)
    MS Office Suite
    iCal
    Address Book
    Server management (SSH / RDP)
    iTunes
    Gaming (NOT through Bootcamp)
    Video encoding / conversion (Handbrake / VisualHub)
    Bittorrent (Transmission)
    DC++ (Shakespeer)
    Skype
    Convert CDs/DVDs to Disk Images (Disk Utility) and copy to server
    Automator for a lot of stuff
    TV / Movies

    Theres a typical week. Office gets a lot of calls for odd things... like converting a *ton* of Office documents to the older format (docx -> doc) or to or from pdfs. Thank god for Automator!
     
  25. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    I actually use mine to run a numerical weather prediction model for my masters research.

    In addition to that, I use mail, safari, photoshop, and other basic programs daily.
     

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