Your flagship computer?

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  1. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

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    Mine would be my 13" MBP. Its reliable, versatile, extremely familiar and has never broken down. :D

    Even though my iMac is faster, more powerful and has better specs I still prefer meh MBP.

    How about you guys?
     
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    (I think we've found our more cuddly Waloshin folks :D!)

    My 2006 iMac. I've had more powerful laptops and gaming rigs during the iMac's lifetime - but I always come back to the iMac for work, play and media/iPod organisation.

    Soon to be replaced by a stonking maxed out 27" iMac once the new models are out!
     
  3. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    I used to have a 24" 2006 iMac, it died after 5 years... :( After a year of having no iMac it was replaced by a 21.5" iMac.
     
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    For me, it is the iMac listed in my signature.
     
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    My only computer, a late 2009 13'' MacBook, or at least I think it's from 2009, I'm not sure. I got it early 2010, so it's probably an '09 model.
     
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    2010 Mac Pro, 2.8 ghz Quad, 10 gb ram, 6 tb hd, ATI 5870 gpu with a 27" Dell & a 21" Eizo screen. Does everything I need it to do and more, I think this setup will last for years to come. :)
     
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    My quad core i7 hackintosh with an apple 24" ACD :)

    The thing is a beast, and cost me a fraction of a Mac Pro :D
     
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    MBP Quad Core i7 2 GHz 8Gb Ram

    I never thought I would max out 8Gb of ram.
     
  14. iLucas macrumors 6502

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    hex core hackintosh with 2 24" 1080p monitors, 8Gb ram, 5770
     
  15. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

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    See signature. Just sold my old 17" 2.4C2D MBP to get this thing. Amazing difference. I'll wait for SSD prices to come down a little bit and upgrade the drive soon. Gotta love the free RAM upgrade from apple though. It arrived with 8GB instead of 4GB as my receipt shows.
     
  16. Melrose Suspended

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    My laptop, a MacBook Pro 17". It's been a reliable, stable, and portable work machine. Top of the line when I bought it, but now I can't talk myself into an upgrade to the new ones since THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS ONE!

    On the plus side, I'm saving myself $2400 every month I don't buy a new one... :D
     
  17. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Sony Vaio PCG-505GX. Never had a computer like it. Got it in 1999. Yet to fail me yet. With 98SE on it, it still ****ing screams 12 years later. Never had a problem with it and has outlived 5 other PC laptops and a late 2008 Macbook. Even the battery is still kicking.

    I'm hoping it will outlive my 2010 iMac.
     
  18. zioxide macrumors 603

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    flagship computer? i never really saw the need for more than one computer... i mean, how many can you use at once?

    I have a 13'' mbp, last years model.
     
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    The iMac in my sig is my current "flagship", replacing my previous flagship, a late 2007 iMac 20" 2.0Ghz (the first aluminum model) that was stolen late last year. It's my master music workstation when I have time to tweak some filters, and my main iTunes Home Sharing server otherwise.

    The MBP in my sig, although almost as powerful, is more of a portable media center/Internet client for trips, with the occasional website or two when I'm not near my iMac.

    My "flagships" during my life so far, in forward chronological order:
    • Quantex 486/DX33 PC with Windows 3.1, a nice little bit of kit back when Quantex was still a good company. Upgraded it myself to a Pentium/83.
    • Compaq Deskpro EN 400, with Windows 95; eventually upgraded to Win ME, and had no real issues with ME like so many others have.
    • Self-built Athlon 64 3500+ PC, with Windows XP Pro. My experience with transplanting expansion cards into the Quantex and Compaq helped out a lot here.
    • iMac 20" mentioned above.
    • iMac 21.5" in my sig.
     
  21. Reventon macrumors 6502

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    For me, it's the 24" iMac listed in my signature. More than two years old now, and it's still performs wonderfully. The 4GB of RAM and the 1TB hard drive, is still more than enough for my needs. I do kind of want to trade it in for a new 27" model, but I'll probably keep it for another few years or until it dies.
     
  22. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    This with 8 gigs of ram. Love this machine.
     
  23. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    My only computer, since April 2009, my trusty Macbook :)
     
  24. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    A lot of people have a smaller laptop and a more powerful desktop with a bigger screen. Plus if there is more than one person in your house they can use the secondary computer too :)
     
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    I should mention, back up there.. ^^ My laptop is entering it's sixth year. Still cooks like a tomato. (??)
     

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