What home computer setup do you have?

What home computer setup do you have?

  • MacBook Pro and iMac

    Votes: 25 18.0%
  • MacBook Pro Only

    Votes: 67 48.2%
  • MacBook Pro and PC

    Votes: 47 33.8%

  • Total voters
    139

richard13

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Aug 1, 2008
574
23
Sautee Nacoochee, GA
I've always had at least two computers at home, one desktop and one laptop and possibly more. Recently I had to sell my iMac earlier than expected so I was left with just my MBP for about a month. I was actually very surprised that I didn't really miss the iMac too much, just in the gaming department. I'm not a hardcore gamer (I play WoW, Diabolo 3, Starcraft 2, SimCity, Minecraft). The MBP may lack the horsepower and the 27" screen but it is portable and I'm left wondering if I really need a desktop computer or even more specifically, if I need an iMac.

What kind computer setup do you all have at home? Do you just have the one computer? Or do you have an arrangement like me?
 

jondunford

macrumors 6502
Oct 22, 2013
480
1
Going for a poo Moderator
im exactly the same as you down to the usage and history

if i had a 15" rmbp and not a 13 i think i'd have one computer and just a thunderbolt display as my "desktop" but i think i prefer the less powerful laptop + a desktop
 

Nermal

Moderator
Staff member
Dec 7, 2002
18,880
1,352
New Zealand
What do I choose if my desktop is a Mac Mini or Mac Pro?

Edit: I chose PC; after all it's still a personal computer.
 

Swampus

macrumors 6502
Jun 20, 2013
396
1
Winterfell
Need more options in your poll, at least one that includes a Mac Pro!

MBP
MP
MDD
Sawtooth (Yes, 14 years old and still gets a lot of use)
Two homemade PCs running Linux
 

Bear

macrumors G3
Jul 23, 2002
8,088
4
Sol III - Terra
The options should've been:
  • MacBook (any type)
  • MacBook + desktop Mac
  • MacBook + desktop Windows PC
  • MacBook + desktop Linux PC
  • desktop Mac
 

Dark Dragoon

macrumors 6502a
Jul 28, 2006
843
3
UK
I have an older Mac Pro which I use along with my MacBook Pro.

There's also a Raspberry Pi which I use for playing around with and for certain server tasks.

I voted MacBook Pro and PC as I guess thats the closest option for the Mac Pro (OS X) and RPi (Linux/RISC OS).
 

richard13

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Aug 1, 2008
574
23
Sautee Nacoochee, GA
The options should've been:
  • MacBook (any type)
  • MacBook + desktop Mac
  • MacBook + desktop Windows PC
  • MacBook + desktop Linux PC
  • desktop Mac
Yep, I think you are right Bear. In hindsight I think I would have made the list this way:

  • MacBook
  • MacBook + Desktop Mac
  • MacBook + Non-Mac Desktop
  • Some other combination of computers

But it doesn't look like I can edit the poll once it's posted. Oh well, it's my first poll so I guess I was bound to make a mistake. :)
 

sergiobaschi

macrumors regular
Nov 30, 2012
199
6
Gothenburg, Sweden
I have a lot of computers... One might say too many.

I have a 27" iMac which I use as good as daily, mainly for work related stuff. My 13" rMBP is portable enough to always be around, so if I want to do some work in the sofa, I'll just bring it there. (I swapped a 2011 11" MBA for the new rMBP, and had some concerns regarding the portability, but it's totally doable.)

Above that my employer has provided me with a base 13 MBP (in which I've installed 8 GB of RAM). I avoid using it though, since I've used SSDs the last 5 years and have become rather spoiled.

Plus, I have a Win 7 htpc (i3/8/500/GT320) connected to a 47" tv. It's 3 years old now, and hopefully a future breakdown will occur when the next Mini is out...
 

diggy33

macrumors 6502a
Aug 13, 2011
625
667
iMac
13" rMBP
15" cMBP
ThinkPad T510 w/ Windows 8 64-bit
ThinkPad X301 w/ Linux Mint
 

M5RahuL

macrumors 68030
Aug 1, 2009
2,719
1,055
Colorado
Got rid of everything... Now, it's only one 15" rMBP [ bootcamp w/Windows ] and one 13" MBA.

Gave away iPods, GS4, Note 3, iPhone 5, 3 Windows Laptops, and iPad 4. Even sold the PS3 and XBox 360 [ though did get the PS4 :p ]

Just hanging on to those two Macs, an iPad Air and iPhone 5S.

Keep life simple and enjoy more human interaction! - New Year's resolution! :)
 

DiCaprioAngel

macrumors 6502
Jul 12, 2013
401
144
New York
Once my 15 inch rMBP (highest specs available) it will be my only personal computer that I own. I don't count my dad's 27 inch imac or his hp computer and hp laptop because they belong to him. While I'm waiting for my laptop to arrive, I'm using my dad's imac
 

daihard

macrumors 6502a
Feb 19, 2008
971
7
Seattle, WA
One 13-in. rMBP for personal use. One Panasonic laptop hooked to an external display mainly for work. The Panasonic one runs Linux. I've always been a Linux/Mac man. No Windows at home. :)
 

bhamss

macrumors newbie
Oct 4, 2012
27
13
all I need is my TB display and my rMBP and the best of both worlds are rep'ed.

I have all the various set ups over the yrs but this has been by far the easiest most convient set up
 

Justinhub2003

macrumors regular
Jul 17, 2012
137
0
Cincinnati Oh
My Main Squeeze: 15" Late 2013 Retina MacBook Pro 2.3ghz i7, 512Gb SSD, 16Gb Ram, 750m GPU

Monitor: HP 2311x 23" LED

Work laptop: 15" Mid 2012 Retina MacBook Pro 2.3ghz i7, 8Gb Ram, 256Gb SSD, 650m GPU

Work Desktop: Mid 2009 21" iMac 3.06ghz C2D 8Gb Ram, 500gb HDD, 9400m GPU

No Longer Used Backup Machine: 13" Early 2013 MacBook Pro 2.3ghz i5, 16Gb Ram, 500GB Samsung 840 SSD, HD3000 GPU
 

scbond

macrumors 6502
Oct 16, 2010
259
2
Nottingham, UK
My Main Squeeze: 15" Late 2013 Retina MacBook Pro 2.3ghz i7, 512Gb SSD, 16Gb Ram, 750m GPU

Monitor: HP 2311x 23" LED

Work laptop: 15" Mid 2012 Retina MacBook Pro 2.3ghz i7, 8Gb Ram, 256Gb SSD, 650m GPU

Work Desktop: Mid 2009 21" iMac 3.06ghz C2D 8Gb Ram, 500gb HDD, 9400m GPU

No Longer Used Backup Machine: 13" Early 2013 MacBook Pro 2.3ghz i5, 16Gb Ram, 500GB Samsung 840 SSD, HD3000 GPU
Erm, a 2.3GHz i5?! 2013 MacBook Pro?! Think you're a bit confused.

Also, no option in the poll for my setup...desktop PC running Windows 7 (rarely use it), a 2010 Mac mini (used for media, file sharing, daily usage and managing the external disk with back-ups on it) and a 2012 MacBook Pro (daily usage and work).
 

Stunned Monkey

macrumors regular
Sep 19, 2013
100
0
Macbook Pro...

...plus a home built Windows 8.1 desktop, Windows 2012 Server running Hyper-V with 2 virtual AD domain controllers, a dedicated 2008 server for external RDP access, and a couple of other virtual servers for special purposes (!!), another physical Windows 2008 server acting as a media server for 2 Boxee boxes, and three Windows 7 laptops in the grubby hands of wives (1) and kids (2). And a couple of NAS devices (Thecus, and QNap).

And a huge boneyard of random devices no longer in service.
 
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