Your MacBook Pro Setup

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cambookpro, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Saw one of these in the MBA forum. Why not have one here?

    What's your setup consist of?

    1. Which MacBook Pro do you have?

    2. Is the Pro your main computer? Do you use it along with an external monitor, another computer(s), iPad?

    3. Use a sleeve, skin, speck case? What kind of bag or backpack have you found suitable for the Pro's?

    Photo's recommended!

    Me personally:

    1. Late 2008 2.4GHz 15" MBP, 4GB RAM and 500GB 5400rpm HD
    2. Yes. Used alongside i3 iMac and iPad 1.
    3. No!
  2. carreragt7 macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
    I'll play. :)

    Currently my main machine is a 15" 2.2 i7 quad core MBP, with a 128gb SSD and 4gb RAM. In the mail are a full BodyGuardz clear protection, Optibay caddy, and 8gb RAM that will be installed along with my 750gb hard drive.

    I bought the i7 to replace my Early 2009 Mac Pro 2.93 Octo core.

    In the process of selling my 11" Air as I don't need it anymore. Also had a 16gb iPad 2 in white but sold it as I wasn't using it much.
  3. 301finest macrumors regular

    Aug 14, 2008
    Let's see, 2010 15 macbook pro 2.66 i7 with 27 ACD, magic trackpad. Just bought ipad 2 white so now I dont have to unhook my laptop everytime i wanna work from bedside.
  4. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
    Taken from the college dorm :D
    2010 i7 MBP 8GB Ram High Res Screen
    Philips monitor
    640GB WD external
    4G iPod touch (selling)
    Picture was taken from a 32GB Verizon iPhone 4.

  5. adztaylor macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2009
    Preston, UK
    1. Early 2011 2.3GHz Core i5 13" MBP, 8 GB RAM and a 160 GB Intel X-25 G2 SSD. 500 GB external drive.

    2. I use it alongside my iPad 1 which is still going good :)

    3. I use this awesome bag I found on Amazon can't remember what it's called. Bought it over a year ago.
  6. striker33 macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2010

    MBP from sig, + 27" ACD, + BookArc, and a little BackPack round the back for my HDDs :)

    Sold my gaming rig for the ACD, so i could use my MBP as a portable desktop.

    Also, I'd usually have my iPhone docked at the side of the mbp.
  7. euphoria47 macrumors member

    Feb 16, 2006
    2010 Macbook Pro 15" (see sig)

    4GB RAM, soon to be 8GB

    MiniDisplayPort to HDMI -> coupled with TV at times

    Soon to get Crumpler laptop bag
    Old laptop hooked into TV most of the time with external WD 500GB and 2TB drives: Media server

    Soon to get Bluetooth mouse + keyboard to use it in lid-closed mode, hidden away to make it look like my tv is a mac :cool:

    Airport express for airtunes usage from any device in the house

    I'll take a pic and add it to this post when I have time
  8. davmcn macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2011
    Where did you get your stand for your Macbook Pro ?

    Link please :D ?
  9. superericla macrumors 6502

    Sep 27, 2010
  10. RockPortTech macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2011
    South Texas
    My personal computer is my new 13 inch MacBook Pro with the basic spec:

    2.3GHz dual-core
    Intel Core i5
    4GB 1333MHz
    320GB 5400-rpm1
    Intel HD Graphics 3000

    I also have a Western Digital My Passport Elite 500Gb for my Time Machine backups. A Belkin LapDesk with storage (quite nice, when done using the mac, I slip it inside the lapdesk and set it aside) as well as LogiTech wireless mouse for any games which I may have at a later date.

    I do have an external 19 inch LCD monitor which I don't use as I like the Mac on my lapdesk as I watch t.v. I hope to get some sort of 'skin' protective application for it, maybe a vinyl wrap of sorts in the future.
  11. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    Oh nice a good ol fashioned show off thread. I gotta get my desk all spiffy.
  12. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000


    Feb 9, 2011
    on the yellow [oled] brick road to tech nirvana.
    specs are in my sig

    pics below

    just mobil xstand
    :apple: wireless keyboard
    :apple: wireless trackpad
    magic wand
    go flex 1tb portable hdd
    :apple: TC

    Attached Files:

  13. KarlOlsson macrumors member


    Oct 21, 2009
    South OC, CA
    I take everything with Me!


    Macbook Pro 13 2011 i5 2.3ghz Thunderbolt
    8gb 1333 Ram
    64gb SSD Extream 260MBS Write 320MBS Read
    1TB Samsung Spin Point 5400 internal 2.5 HD (Removed SuperDrive)

    All my Data is with me :eek:)

    OSx 10.7 on the SSD, All Data on the 1TB

    Fast as ****!

  14. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000


    Feb 9, 2011
    on the yellow [oled] brick road to tech nirvana.
    i will upgrade to an external dislplay once the oled screens become available/affordable
    <this might even be before actual working thunderbolt peripheral hit the market :rolleyes: >
  15. sandylp macrumors regular


    Jul 10, 2004
    San Francisco Bay Area
    2011 15" MBP, 2.3GHz, 512 SSD - My only computer
    27" Apple Cinema Display with Bluetooth mouse and keyboard and Twelvesouth BookArc stand
    2-1TB External Western Digital Passport Hard drives for iTunes/iPhoto/SuperDuper and Time Machine
    Apple Airport Extreme
    Incase nylon bag fo 15" laptop
    Radtech Screen Savrz and sleeve
  16. NickZac macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2010
    2.3 quad, 8gb ram, 1 gb card, 128ssd, incase padded neoprene
  17. SPEEDwithJJ macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2008
  18. finder39, Apr 11, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2011

    finder39 macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    Here is my college dorm set up.

    1. Early 2011 15 inch MBP, 2.2 ghz Quad-Core (Octo-Thread) i7, ATI 6750m GPU, 8GB Ram, 750GB HD, Matte high-res display
    A Griffin stand for it. Magic Trackpad, Wireless Keyboard, and Magic Wand connecting them (all fit great under the stand when need to do other homework). Razer Orichi mouse for gaming (USB or Bluetooth), with Razer gaming mat, and Boston Acoustic 4.1 sound system. 22 inch external screen. I'll use one of my PS3 controllers with my mac to play racing games at times just depends. a couple ipods, and yadda yadda more stuff :)

    2. My MBP is my main computer for both school and programming. I use an external monitor as an extension of my desktop.
    While going to class i use a Mid 2009 13inch MBP with 2.53 Core 2 Duo, 8GB ram, 500GB HD, 9400m for portability, but everything important is synced through dropbox and mobile me automatically.

    3. I use a ColcaSac, which i just got in the mail for my new 15inch computer. the one for my 13inch i got like a year ago and saved my computer in a bad car accident. Will never go anywhere without it on :)

    here are some photos of set up,



  19. akasch macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2009
    here's my roommates and I's setup:

    my mbp is in my sig.

    Attached Files:

  20. BJB Productions macrumors 65816

    BJB Productions

    Nov 10, 2008
    1. Macbook in sig

    2. This is my main computer. I do have a cheapo external monitor that I use once in a while. I also have an iPad.

    3. I have a speck clear shell on it, and also have a Incase sleeve to carry it in.

    Sorry for the not great pic quality. It was taken on the Android. :p

    Attached Files:

  21. johnnj macrumors 6502a

    Dec 11, 2008
    Not here
    Laptop specs in sig. In the middle of doing some scans so no pic. I'm also a slob, so no pic.

    It's my main computer.

    It usually drives a Dell 2408FW display and sometimes when I feel like it a 2nd 2408FW via one of the USB adapters that drive 1900x1200. I forget the name of it and it's not connected right now. Calibration is via Spyder Pro.

    I use a WD mybook enclosure with FW800 that I cracked open a while ago and put a 1.5tb 7200 drive in for Time Machine backups.

    Also attached is an Epson 3800 printer and Epson V750 Pro scanner. I like film.

    I use a regular Apple wired keyboard and Magic Mouse. I also have an Apple wireless keyboard for when I'm playing a game on my pc on one monitor and have regular stuff going on with the laptop on the other.

    Online storage of music and media library is via a 24 TB server down in the basement with the camel cricket.

    I use a Tenba medium messenger bag that I modified to be a better commuter for single camera and laptop with various stuff. Connectivity is via Sprint MiFi. I've taken a 15" uMBP with me on the train to NYC every day since I got my first one 2 years ago. I find it to be very liberating having my main environment with me and not sitting on my floor at home.

    When I'm home it lives on a Rain mStand, which I think is great.

    Thank you,

  22. LadyK8 macrumors member


    Mar 9, 2011
    MY setup is simple:

    1. 2.3GHz dual-core
    Intel Core i5
    4GB 1333MHz
    320GB 5400-rpm1
    Intel HD Graphics 3000

    2. My MBP is my main computer, but I do have an Acer Aspire One netbook, and an iPod Touch, but no iPad.

    3. I use a Moshi Palmguard, a Speck See Thru Satin case, and an Incase Neoprene Sleeve.
  23. NikFinn macrumors 6502a


    Jun 22, 2009
    Dorm room setup:

    13" MBP 2.3ghz i5 8GB of Ram/1TB WD Scorpio Blue with 64GB C300 SSD in the optibay.

    Attached to an Asus 21.5" 1080p monitor
    Bose Companion 2s
    Mighty Mouse
    Aluminium Keyboard

    Sleeve: Incase neoprene
    Bag: Timbuk 2 Q (wrote a review on here somewhere if you search)

    Attached Files:

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