What is the primary use of your mac?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tymaster50, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    a replacement laptop for me, I know some people use them for photo editing or DJ'ing. No judging in this thread lol, if you like it for your "secret" stash I won't say anything :p
     
  2. Idarzoid macrumors 6502

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    Aperture takes up the majority of the use for my 15" rMBP, I also run couple of VMs to test stuff, the rest is just doing casual stuff like surfing the web and a bit of gaming.
     
  3. tymaster50 thread starter macrumors 68030

    tymaster50

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    yeah those photos can take up quite a bit of space
     
  4. phsphoenix macrumors member

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    I use my rmbp as my primary machine. I have the 15" Late 2013 rmbp, 2.3Ghz 16GB RAM 512GB SSD. I do a lot of web programming using Netbeans and I have to use Virtual Machines to test the apps on several different browsers, so the 16GB comes in handy. I also do a bit of Starcraft 2 gaming on the side.
     
  5. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    School work, web surfing, iTunes, and netflix with my late-2013 rMBP. If I can get my old mid-2009 working, my friend might borrow it to apply for a programming job.
     
  6. seinman macrumors regular

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    Apps I use most (highest usage at the top of list, things towards the bottom not as much)

    Safari (personal)
    iCal (work)
    Photoshop (personal and work)
    iTunes (personal)
    VLC (personal and work)
    Final Cut (personal)
     
  7. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    Used to be a lot but all the heavy work is now the Mac Pro's to do.

    Now reduced to my iTunes host and general all round assistant for my profession - fixing and looking after Macs and PC's.
     
  8. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    I use my Macs to write nonsense comments on macrumors.com.
     
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  10. tymaster50 thread starter macrumors 68030

    tymaster50

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    Was that supposed to be an insult towards me?
     
  11. undesign macrumors regular

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    Design and web. But really, its a mix of everything (photography, video editing, etc).
     
  12. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Ignore him. This is actually what he does all day.
     
  13. wwynne23 macrumors newbie

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    I use mine for work needs and watching moves, playing games. It works great:)
     
  14. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    Yes, i post only insults and you are my main target.

    ;)

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    Thanks for the flowers, Weasel! :D
     
  15. SomeGuyDude macrumors 6502a

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    Main pieces of software:

    - Scrivener

    - Office Suite

    - Borderlands 2

    - Logic Pro X

    - Photoshop

    - Spotify

    Setup in sig. I do need the power.
     
  16. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Safari
    iTunes
    AutoCAD
    Photoshop
    VLC
    Transmission
     
  17. lagisibuk macrumors 6502

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    office, work and teaching activity.
    I need mobile laptop, so MBA is best choice :D
     
  18. richard371 macrumors 68000

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    Web browsing, Word for resumes etc, mail,calendar,contacts with Gmail, Fusion 6 with Server 2008 r2, MS exchange 2010, win 7/8 VMs for testing-learning. Im in the IT field. Light iPhoto/PS/Imovie/garageband.

    The late 13 rMBP 2.4/8/256 works great for me but I would not mind 16GB if I were going to run more then 2 or 3 VMs at a time. Got it for $1250 so I can always sell it in a year or 2 and go with a more mem model in the future if needed.
     
  19. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    My 15" rMBP (2.6GHz, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD and 2GB GT750M) is my mobile workstation (indoors) and a backup machine for my home's iMac. I use it mainly for photography (processing RAW images, Photoshop), editing 4K video and playing NFS (in Boot Camp). I only use it indoors because the IPS screen still attracts glare like a solar panel.

    My 15" early-2011 MBP (2.3GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB 840 Pro and 1GB 6750M) is my outdoor workstation (it's got a nice antiglare screen) and used for the same reasons as above, but only in outdoors. Colors are also more accurate and natural on the matte display of this MBP.
     
  20. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    Photoshop & coreldraw (vm 8.1) for design work
    Garage band
    Web design using mostly textmate
    Games
    Transcoding with handbrakeCLI
    office & iWork

    My rig is over powered for most ofthis but id rather have excess than struggle
     
  21. esskay macrumors 6502

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    Everything! ;)

    Business productivity (MS Office)
    Web development
    Photoshop
    Final Cut Pro
    Personal stuff
    Parallels
    Etc etc

    Love it so much more than the windows machines I'd been using for over a decade...
     
  22. twingo macrumors regular

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    Mainly reading ebooks and pdf`s
    Writing, using Citavi and InfoRapid Knowledgemap.

    That's it. I got the 15 retina with 16GB and 512GB.
    No, my machine is not overpowered for this kind of use. :D

    The retina screen is good for my eyes and the big amount of memory helps me not to run into troubles with running windows 7 under parallels.
    I need Windows because i need Citavi and InfoRapid Knowledgemap.

    I love my macbook so far and i am looking forward to selling the rest of my whole equipment from Macbook Air over Macbook Pro 17, iPad3, PC, 30"TFT.
     

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