What is your ideal setup?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Techhie, Sep 27, 2009.

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What is your ideal setup?

Poll closed Sep 29, 2009.
  1. MacBook Air, supreme portability!

    1 vote(s)
    4.5%
  2. 13/15" MBP, a little beefier but still portable

    1 vote(s)
    4.5%
  3. a nice and compact Mac Mini to use Safari and Mail

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. 20/24" iMac, more power and screen real-estate

    2 vote(s)
    9.1%
  5. That tricked out Mac Pro with 8x 30" displays, (the one you've already priced out)

    16 vote(s)
    72.7%
  6. A rack of Xserves, I have clients I need to tend to

    2 vote(s)
    9.1%
  1. Techhie macrumors 65816

    Techhie

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    If you had an unlimited budget, what would your ideal setup be? If yours isn't on this list, tell us what it is and why.
     
  2. Techhie thread starter macrumors 65816

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  3. nanofrog macrumors G4

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  4. Techhie thread starter macrumors 65816

    Techhie

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    For the people who like using the 1999 PII Dell laptop? :rolleyes:
     
  5. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    No, definitely not. ;)

    More along the lines of something insanely fast, such as the IBM Roadrunner. :p
     
  6. frimple macrumors 6502

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    How about an SGI Octane III? :D:cool:
     
  7. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Hmm... not bad, and it's much smaller. Easier to move too. :D :p
     
  8. frimple macrumors 6502

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    It'll do in a pinch! :eek::)
     
  9. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    I bet you would. :D
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I'd take a rack of Xserves. Man that's a lot of folding potential right there.
     
  11. entatlrg macrumors 68040

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    The Ultimate Computer Set Up ...

    What's your ultimate computer set up?

    If you where to walk into an Apple Store with a 'big' budget what computers would you buy and how would you set them up?

    Here's what I've worked towards >

    Mac Pro with 24" ACD
    For back up, downloads, server, storage, light video and photo editing, runs my security cameras too.

    15" MBP with ACD
    My main work machine for everything, is hooked up to the ACD most of the time, I disconnect when I need power or a larger screen on the go.

    MBA
    It's a great grab and go computer for replying to a few emails, surfing and light work. It's a fun machine to use for sure.

    For what I do I could minimalize this set up. Replacing the Mac Pro with a Mac Mini and the 15" MBP and the MBA I could replace with a 13" MBP. Going from 3 computers to two. But I like toys so this set up stays :)
     
  12. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    Probably a 27" iMac and a 15" MBP. Maybe a MBA when I'm in school
     
  13. entatlrg macrumors 68040

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    Great choice. I also thought of a new 27" iMac with my 15" MBP and MBA, and sell the Mac Pro.

    It's a little overkill for what I do, the two ACD monitors side by side are nice though... I have a large budget for buying computers for my company so price isn't really an issue, organization and ease of use is :)
     
  14. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    Mac's are nice but for an ultimate computer set up it's a home build
     
  15. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    guess

    everyone will say a macpro and a laptop
     
  16. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I'll take my $70,000 Mac Pro...

    Oddly, that's not my dream, that's just $70,000.
     

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  17. entatlrg macrumors 68040

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    probably, maybe a Mac Pro and a 15" MBP or MBA go well together

    lot's seem to have a desktop and the 13" MBP as well, depends if you want screen size, light weight or a combo of the two on the road I suppose.
     
  18. terriyaki macrumors 6502a

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    A tricked out Mac Pro with dual 24" ACD LEDs, a tricked out 13" MBP, and a tricked out Mini connected to a lot of external storage for HTPC/media storage purposes.
     

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