What's your preference?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by entatlrg, Mar 6, 2011.

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Which do you prefer?

  1. One computer set up

    42 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. Two computer set up

    42 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. entatlrg, Mar 6, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2011

    entatlrg macrumors 68040

    entatlrg

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    #1
    One Computer or Two?

    One Computer Solution: 15 or 17" MacBook Pro

    or

    Two Computer Solution: iMac/Mac Pro with 11 or 13" MBA
     
  2. koruki macrumors 65816

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    it would really depend on how you us them, I voted for 2 cause I have no less than 5 computers at home =)

    Win7 i7 980x GTX480 SLI Watercooled PC
    2011 17" i7 2.3 MBP
    2010 13" full spec MBP
    C2D Win XP remote machine
    i3 PC for internet browsing
     
  3. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    I currently have a 17" MBP + an 11" MBA. I'd prefer an iMac over the MBP (not that I don't absolutely adore the MBP), but as a student, I need to be able to take my machine home on a plane.
     
  4. applepearpp macrumors regular

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    i'd go for a power hackintosh desktop with an ipad or 11" mba. with a mba and remote desktop you can do task on your desktop remotely and you get the mobility you want.
     
  5. Pballer110 macrumors 6502

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    I think a desktop + notebook combo works best. You have the power you need at home to do the intensive stuff and then the portability of the notebook to take care off the less intensive stuff on the road.
     
  6. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Even though I don't really need two computers personally, I guess having the second for a backup would be nice. Then again, a Time Capsule would suffice there.

    Kids use my old Powerbook. Maybe I need a family computer with it partitioned to back up the data on my MBP.
     
  7. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Why limit to just two? LOL

    I have a Mac Pro desktop and a MBP, in addition to another Dell laptop running Win 7.
     
  8. vnle macrumors 6502

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    One setup. With two or more setups, it's just a hassle to keep everything sync which just leads to confusion. :mad:
     
  9. rebby macrumors 6502

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    I have this same setup. It's definitely my preferred solution. In all honesty I would really prefer a 3 computer setup, Mac Pro on the desktop, 15" MBP and 11" MBA. That would be a difficult setup to justify financially however. :D
     
  10. tim100 macrumors 65816

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    i would have more macs rather than fewer. macbook pro for work, macbook air for general purpose, and ipad for surfing the web.
     
  11. JodyK macrumors 6502a

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    But the new MBP Quad is faster than most if not all current iMacs. I say quad MBP at home at this point (external Thunderbolt drive if more space is needed) and an iPad 2 to on the fly.
     
  12. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    I assume it's a multi user household?
     
  13. entatlrg thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Nowadays with the benefits of 'cloud computing' it's easier to keep two machines in sync. I think more people lean towards the two system set up now, if money permits.
     
  14. gonnabuyamacbsh macrumors 6502

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    Setup two is good. Get the biggest imac and the smaller mba. Complement very nicely. Multiple laptops is kind of silly.
     
  15. FX4568 macrumors 6502

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    I cant keep up with 2 USBs and 1 computer. Idk how you guys can live with 2 computers. I would be so confused...
     
  16. bubbagumpshrimp macrumors 6502

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    Im actually trying to decide if I want to keep my current setup of a 27" iMac (video editing etc) and a 11" MBA (for work use)... the high end 15" MBP looks very appealing for integrating power and portability all into one device. I love my iMac and MBA but something tells me I shouldn't need 2 devices. This decision is killing me!!
     
  17. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    Dropbox and network servers work wonders.
     
  18. Tears Apart macrumors 6502a

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    Less is more: one computer only, a laptop powerhouse.
     
  19. Arthur Young macrumors newbie

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    I have one Uber i7 quad core 15 high spec" + a 27inch Monitor.

    and an iPad 2 along the way.


    This is ideal for me because the new MBP's are as powerful if not more powerful than an iMac so it does well as a desktop replacement. And when I need to do some kick ass work on the fly I've got a monster in the bag with everything that I need. and if I don't i'll just bring my iPad, which is lighter than my macbook air which i plan to sell once my ipad 2 finds me.


    my old set up was PC gaming rig, macbook air, iphone
     
  20. JoJoCal19 macrumors 65816

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    I prefer to have one power laptop so I'm looking at getting a 15" high end MBP. It will replace my desktop and MacBook. I'm also getting an iPad to use for light computing.
     
  21. Relznuk macrumors 6502

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    Looks like the vote's at a dead heat. 2 computers are great if you can afford them - many find it unnecessary.
     
  22. Sodner macrumors 68020

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    I have the best of both words. An iMac and a 13" MBA.

    Life is good. :D
     
  23. daneoni macrumors G4

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    I've done both but find a one computer setup suits me more. It's a PITA keeping two computers synced properly and you'll usually find yourself using one more than the other.
     
  24. OneMike macrumors 603

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  25. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    "If" you had the choice?

    Who doesn't have the choice?

    I don't get the point of this thread.
     

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