What do you use for your desktop?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bmstrong, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. bmstrong macrumors 6502

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    I'm trying to decide between a 15" Pro, 17" Pro or a 20" iMac. What do you guys use?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    17" MBP sitting on an mStand with the 23" ACD
    Best setup I have ever had

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. bobriot macrumors member

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  4. MAC~n~Cheese macrumors newbie

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    I have a 20" (older) g5 imac. I personally think the 20" screen is a good size. My bf has one of the newer 24" imac's and the screen is HUGE. It's really really nice, and has awesome graphics - but it's too big.
    Then again, it'd ultimately depend on what you're gonna use it for. If you're a gamer, the larger screen would be nice.
    My bf and i used to play WoW a lot. During that time, I was totally jealous over the larger screen! :p For just everyday use, the 20" is the largest I'd want.
    Not sure about the 15" or 17" MBP's. I did used to have a Dell 17" widescreen which was also a good size, but i didn't like it in a laptop because it wasn't as portable.
     
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    Graphic Designer here; have first generation alum iMac 24" extreme...more than enough for me.
     
  8. Dr.Pants macrumors 65816

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    PowerMacintosh G5 2.5 quad-core with DS-263N "accidentally NEC" edition.

    Pro as in MacBook Pro? I would stray away from the 20" iMac, its screen is a TN as far as I have heard (will edit if incorrect). Is your purchase based on amount of space you have on your desk :confused:
     
  9. bmstrong thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Table, no desk, I live in what is best described as a box, or as I like to call it: The Square &$@thole.
     
  10. ButtUglyJeff macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 20" iMac at home currently, and its a fine desktop.

    I'm close to biting the bullet on a 15" MBP, and that thing will never come close to being a desktop for me. The most I'll ever connect to it is a bluetooth mouse.
     
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  12. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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    If you could stretch to a 17"MBP it would help.
     
  13. iphong macrumors member

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    Mac Pro connecting to a 24" WH monitor, most of the time I run it headless because I use my Laptop to do my work and send it to my Mac Pro to render using ARD.
     
  14. Dr.Pants macrumors 65816

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    Ah - Well, I would go with a 17" in that case. The 20" iMac I would stray away from, and ExpressCard is nice to have (17" MBP still has this, right?)
     
  15. xtrematrix macrumors newbie

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    Whats in my Sig plus

    SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22"
    MSI K9A2 Platinum AM2+
    AMD Phenom 9950 BLACK EDITION 2.6Ghz Quad Core
    8GB OCZ DDR2 1066 (4 x 2GB)
    LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe
    CORSAIR 650W PSU
    COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black
    1 x WD Caviar RE 320GB (OS)
    2 x WD RE3 1TB Mirrored (Documents & Photos)
    2 x WD 1TB (Movies and Stuff)
    Total 3.3TB Storage
     
  16. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    If you can swing it, the 17" Pro is an awesome machine. And in cramped quarters, I think it would be nice - easy to move/hide away as needed, and you can use it wherever you please, not just on your desk.
     
  17. ascender macrumors 68000

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    Working away I have a uMB 13" on an MStand with a 22" BENQ (great budget screen) alongside it. At home its a 30" ACD with a MP.
     
  18. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...the machines in my signature and various other older winXP boxes but looking at the new whitebook to go with an HP24xx monitor I just picked up...
     

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