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Desktop or Laptop Person ?

post #1 of 46
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What is your main machine ? Desktop or Laptop? Maybe throw your specs if you got them as well. I will get things started

iMac Intel Core 2 Duo "New Aluminum model"
20" Widescreen
2GB DDR2 800MHZ
ATI Radeon 2400
250GB HDD
DVD+-/RW
OSX 10.5.3
post #2 of 46
iMac [oldschool, and under the desk]
Gateway 17 inch lcd monitor
Mac G4-style keyboard
Kensington Orbit [trackball!] mouse

400 mHz processor
80 gig Samsung Hardrive
OSX 10.3.9

it was cheap

Laz
post #3 of 46
For my use, desktop is the way to go:

Asus Commando
4gb Crucial Ballistix PC8500
Q6600@3.2Ghz /Thermaltake Big Typhoon
Asus GeForce 8800Ultra
2x 500 Samsung Spinpoint
Echo Mia soundcard
Lian Li PC6070Scand
Sunbeam Rheobus fancontrol
Sony 20" LCD
Logitech MX510
Microsoft Media Keyboard

Vista Ultimate 64
post #4 of 46
Definitely laptop for me.
Here are the three computers I currently use...

Primary Home:
15" MacBook Pro
2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB RAM
160GB 7200rpm HDD

Secondary Home:
15" PowerBook G4
1.5GHz Freescale PPC7450
1GB RAM
100GB 7200rpm HDD

Work:
14" Lenovo T60
2GHz Intel Core Duo
2GB RAM
100GB 5400rpm HDD
post #5 of 46
my xps is beautiful, as laptops go

core 2 duo overclocked to 2.83ghx
4gb ram
1x 200gb 7200rpm hdd
1x 320gb 5200rpm hdd [or dvd drive] modular bay
nvidia 7950 GTX 512mb graphics
17inch 1920x1200 glossy screen

i have an external super drive, cause i never need an internal one

every possible slot youd want!
post #6 of 46
More and more a laptop (MacBook) and iPhone person. The iPhone gets a lot of my browsing done - at least a couple hours every day. I didn't think it would take much time away from the laptop, but it has. And I'm absolutely getting the new one in a couple of weeks.

I keep a Linux desktop around, as well. I like the power and convenience, not to mention the 20" screen. 1600x1200 is hugely helpful for working with photos.
post #7 of 46
i now, cannot be dealing with screens below 1600x1200, thats my 15in ideal
post #8 of 46
Mac Mini, plus 22" el-cheapo acer monitor. This does 90% of my computing.

Old-school dell laptop, (inspiron 2200), which does all of those pesky windows things that I can't live without. (I am NOT putting windows on my mac, not now, not never).
post #9 of 46
My laptop is my life.
post #10 of 46
Home is pc, Business, music and pics with two laptops. Sony pc & laptop and Dell laptop. Sony laptop with docking station for media hub. All my browsing and music is done on the Sony laptop.

If laptop users are looking for a stand in the living/entertainment room, I've found this to be pretty handy. Laptop Computer Desks & Stands by Air Desk
post #11 of 46
I just upgraded my desktop from my old Mac G4 PowerMac to a new Mac Pro. I also upgraded my crappy Sony Vaio laptop to a Macbook Pro and picked up a iMac for the bedroom. So far 90% of my computer usage is my desktop, with the rest split between my Macbook Pro and iMac. I only use the laptop in my listening chair.

Mac Pro

Two 3.0GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
4GB memory (800MHz DDR2 fully-buffered DIMM ECC)
(4) ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics with 256MB memory
(2) 1 TB Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7200-rpm hard drives
(2) 16x double-layer SuperDrives
30" Apple Cinema HD Display

Macbook Pro 15.4"

2.5 GHz Penryn C2D
4 GB Ram
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 512MB
250 GB Hard Drive

iMac 24"

3.06 GHz C2D
4 GB Ram
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS with 512MB memory
500 GB Hard w/ 1TB External Firewire HD
Superdrive
post #12 of 46
an HP m8430f:
HP w1907 lcd Monitor
Windows Vista Home Premium
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz
4.0 Gb of Ram
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT 512 MB
750 GB Hard Disk Drive
Wifi, TV tuner, DVR, etc.
post #13 of 46
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Originally Posted by vpivinylspinner View Post
I just upgraded my desktop from my old Mac G4 PowerMac to a new Mac Pro. I also upgraded my crappy Sony Vaio laptop to a Macbook Pro and picked up a iMac for the bedroom. So far 90% of my computer usage is my desktop, with the rest split between my Macbook Pro and iMac. I only use the laptop in my listening chair.

Mac Pro

Two 3.0GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
4GB memory (800MHz DDR2 fully-buffered DIMM ECC)
(4) ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics with 256MB memory
(2) 1 TB Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7200-rpm hard drives
(2) 16x double-layer SuperDrives
30" Apple Cinema HD Display

Macbook Pro 15.4"

2.5 GHz Penryn C2D
4 GB Ram
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 512MB
250 GB Hard Drive

iMac 24"

3.06 GHz C2D
4 GB Ram
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS with 512MB memory
500 GB Hard w/ 1TB External Firewire HD
Superdrive

WOW!! That Mac Pro has to rock! Why did you get 4 graphics cards? I need to work where you do
post #14 of 46
I'm desktop man.
My loved main desktop machine called pihlaja:

AMD x2 3800+
Asus M2N-E
3 GiB DDR667 RAM
250 (Seagate), 320 (WD), 500 GiB (Samsung) hard disks
Geforce 8800 GTS 320 MB
Viewsonic VA702 + Acer AT1722 dualscreen
Logitech flat keyboard
Logitech MX518 rat
Enclosure's Chieftec überfancy and big case
LG usb dvd-burner
ESI Juli@

Oh man. Including a TV card that isn't used anywhere.
post #15 of 46
Laptop man through and through. After several years, I just found it easier to keep one main computer and prefer to able to carry it around when I need it.

Right now, I'm running a Toshiba Tecra A9

2 GHz Centrino
100 GB HDD
2.5 GB RAM
256 MB NVidia Graphics Card
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