What is with desktops at Starbucks?

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  1. Sparticu$ macrumors member

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    So I went to my local S-bux to get my morning coffee (yes I was about to pay $3 for coffee) and I saw a girl with a desktop computer setup. I was in shock for a minute. Have any of you seen this? If you havent I did some research and there are pictures on flickr. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/katesokoler/2289790197/in/photostream/)

    Check those pics out they make me laugh every time I look at them.
     
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    I couldn't imagine taking my desktop to Starbucks.
     
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    Doable with an iMac, if they build a handle in the top, and Velcro on the foot, to hold the keyboard during transportation.
     
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    Somebody is way ahead of you. Check out the iLugger. :D
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    There was a famous-on-the-internets picture of someone using a white iMac G5 as a portable computer way back five or six years ago...
     
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    Not exactly what I had in mind. :p

    That would spoil the effect of walking into a StarBlucks with just the machine, plunk it down on a table, unstick the keyboard, and power it from their house current.

    :apple:
     
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    In one of the pictures (taken in 2008) you can see the start up screen with Windows 95 :D

    After looking at more pictures it seems to be some sort of improve group that does silly things.
     
  12. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Someone should do this with an iMac G3. They've got a handle :D
     
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    I saw a guy last year at a Starbucks with an entire setup: iMac, printer, and even one of those in/out paper organizers. I tried to snap a photo with my iPhone, but he noticed and stared me down. If I wasn't with my wife and baby, I think he would have chased me down and tried to fight me.:p
     
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    Its times like that when a camera concealed inside a top-hat would be very useful indeed.
     
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    Too bad they weigh about 40 pounds ;)
     
  16. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Yeah but it beats carrying a 40 pound CRT monitor (WITHOUT A HANDLE:eek:) and a heavy tower PC (also without a handle!)
     
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    My 24" iMac is about 25 pounds, without a handle, keyboard or Velcro.

    Manageable.
     
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    Yeah, but carrying around that CRT, plus the tower, keyboard, mouse, etc.... What the hell? Lol @ this thread
     
  19. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Yeah but I was comparing the iMac G3 to the photos that the OP posted, where a guy has a CRT monitor and a tower PC.
     
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    I so want an airport card for my bondi blue....would do it just to get laughs.

    Hell it has a handle...must be portable...LOL
     
  21. GenesisJLS macrumors regular

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    Yeah, that was just a group or people doing some practical jokes. It's rather clever too.
     
  22. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Nah Steve Jobs wanted a handle just for 'looks'.
     
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    Lol

    When I read the title of the thread, I was thinking a sleek iMac, but THIS! a freaking CRT Dell with tower? wtf? lmao!
     
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    LMAO!

    Anyone else notice that mrsir2009 (Elephant) and iJohnHenry (mouse on treadmill) posted one after another? LOL = cute really.

    It's almost as if these nerds are home PC homeless or something.
     
  25. MacHamster68, Oct 18, 2011
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    who can blame them , you have to be honest , Starbucks offers free internet connection if you drink a coffee from time to time , and you dont want to stare all day at a smallish laptop display, and today with everybody running around surfing the web or so on smallish laptops you need to be different ..i should do that too bringing my PowerMac G5 DC2.3 and my Lacie electron blue IV 22" ,yes it is a CRT and not that heavy with just below 70 pounds ,but offers great picture quality and quiet high resolution @ 2048 x 1536
    or my Apple cinema display 30" lcd matt display 2560x1600 resolution ..something you cant have on a small laptop ...:p
     

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