Whatcha gonna do with your 2016 MBP?

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  1. jackoatmon macrumors 6502a

    jackoatmon

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    I'm going nuts with anticipation. It's always so exciting to get a new compy. Especially since i'm attempting a transition from iMac + Air -> Macbook Pro.

    With all the possibilities of the touchbar, the much more impressive GPU, and the incredible colour range of the screen, whatcha gonna do with it?

    I'm gonna:

    - Write
    - 4K Video in Final Cut
    - Photo & Design in Adobe CC
    - Present to clients on amazing screen

    And I may even get back into DJing just for fun (I used to DJ nightclubs about 10 years ago) on Traktor or Serato. Just as a parlour trick for house parties.

    I can't wait to use that touchbar for the timeline in FCPX – I have carpal tunnel issues so I'm excited to click less, and I personally also edit in a style that has me jumping around and resizing the view a lot.

    I think my trusty old 2011 27" iMac is about to become a Target Display for me and photo editing station for my fiancé's small business. And the Air will be her on-the-go lappy. Kazam! So nerd-pumped!
     
  2. brynsmith23 macrumors regular

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    I'm going to look at it while i play on my new Playstation 4 Pro :)

    This Macbook Pro will just be used for light work now and Football Manager 2017...
     
  3. Antairez macrumors regular

    Antairez

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    Casual gaming, programming, VMing ....
    Just moving my life from the previous machine onto this one, no big deal.
     
  4. NickPhamUK macrumors 6502

    NickPhamUK

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    MacOS side: reading documents, surfing Safari, storing music, Office 365

    Windows 10 side: games, I *may* install Office 365 there too because the Windows shortcuts are different on Excel & more pivot table functionality.
     
  5. soulreaver99 macrumors 68020

    soulreaver99

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    Go on facebook, twitter and play some songs on iTunes. I need 32GB RAM to future proof all that
     
  6. UnluckyXIII macrumors 6502

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    Photo and video editing, blogging/vloggging, light gaming, browsing/email & iTunes for the most part. No doubt I'll find other uses as I get to grips with MacOS, really can't wait!
     
  7. David58117 macrumors 65816

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    My 15" is now relegated to clamshell mode with Logic Pro X + hundreds of gigs of sample libraries.

    The new 13" is the take to work/musescore/practice programming laptop.
     
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  9. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    All I will be doing is Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram.. I can't believe I only have 4x Thunderbolt 3 ports and 16GB RAM max for this. :(


    /sarcasm
     
  10. MattSeven macrumors member

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    In order of time spent:

    Blogging, Journaling, Creative writing

    Logic Pro & Reaktor

    Writing another book

    Video chat and correspondence

    Video editing
     
  11. marcelgladbach macrumors newbie

    marcelgladbach

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    I'll use it primary for mobile pro Work (If thats even possible with that machine.. ;) )

    Mac:
    Archicad
    Autocad
    Maya
    Adobe Creative Suite (Mostly Photoshop Illustrator InDesign and Lightroom)
    Ulysses for writing
    Keynote!


    Windows:
    Rhino 3D & Grasshopper
    3Dsmax

    I don't really bother about the missing touchscreen, as i use my iPad pro & Apple Pencil for Drawing and Sketching which works better for me than any Windows Touchscreen device.

    I also use MainStage3 a lot in my freetime.
     
  12. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    I'm going to be build it a shrine and worship it!!
     
  13. HediSlimane macrumors newbie

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  14. PaulWog Suspended

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    Same thing I do with the laptop I have right now.

    Because my needs don't change because of a new computer.
     
  15. itegypt macrumors 6502

    itegypt

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  17. cambookpro macrumors 603

    cambookpro

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    The same things I do at the moment - Xcode, Creative Suite, FCP and Motion, writing, drawing graphs, browsing the web... A whole melange of tasks! Just it'll be a little faster, smaller, with a few extra bells and whistles which I'm looking forward to.
     

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