What home computer setup do you have?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by richard13, Dec 29, 2013.


What home computer setup do you have?

  1. MacBook Pro and iMac

    25 vote(s)
  2. MacBook Pro Only

    67 vote(s)
  3. MacBook Pro and PC

    47 vote(s)
  1. richard13 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2008
    Mill Creek, WA
    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?
  2. jondunford macrumors 6502


    Oct 22, 2013
    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
  3. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    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.
  4. Swampus macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2013
    Need more options in your poll, at least one that includes a Mac Pro!

    Sawtooth (Yes, 14 years old and still gets a lot of use)
    Two homemade PCs running Linux
  5. jondunford macrumors 6502


    Oct 22, 2013
    Going for a poo Moderator

    if i was a mac mini or a mac pro i would feel disgraced at being put in the same category as a windows PC
  6. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    The options should've been:
    • MacBook (any type)
    • MacBook + desktop Mac
    • MacBook + desktop Windows PC
    • MacBook + desktop Linux PC
    • desktop Mac
  7. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    A computer with feelings… is that you, HAL?
  8. Dark Dragoon macrumors 6502a

    Dark Dragoon

    Jul 28, 2006
    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).
  9. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    I have a MacBook Pro and...and...well, I have a MacBook Pro.

    Pretty impressive set up...right!?:cool:
  10. Sital macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2012
    New England
    I just use a MacBook Pro, although I do have an old iMac in the basement.
  11. richard13 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2008
    Mill Creek, WA
    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. :)
  12. sergiobaschi macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2012
    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...
  13. tigerintank macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2013
    i have exactly this problem - really need to sit down and work out what i need to keep
  14. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    I run with at least 4 computers on:

    21.5" iMac
    27" iMac
    15" rMBP
    Gulftown Mac Pro 12-core.
  15. diggy33 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2011
    13" rMBP
    15" cMBP
    ThinkPad T510 w/ Windows 8 64-bit
    ThinkPad X301 w/ Linux Mint
  16. M5RahuL macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2009
    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! :)
  17. Adonys macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2012
    Southern California
    I have a rMBP 13" and planning to get a TBD soon, where does that categorize me?:p
  18. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    The poll sucks.

    I use an MacBook Air (hooked up to a Dell 24"er), an iPad and an iPhone 4s.
  19. DiCaprioAngel macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2013
    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
  20. daihard macrumors 6502a


    Feb 19, 2008
    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. :)
  21. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    MBP only. Got rid of the desk so the desktop had to go as well.
  22. bhamss macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2012
    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
  23. Justinhub2003 macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2012
    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
  24. scbond macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2010
    Nottingham, UK
    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).
  25. Stunned Monkey macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2013
    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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