I'd like to know what you all think.

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by mad_vtak, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. mad_vtak

    mad_vtak Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2007
    Messages:
    30,760
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Memfrica
    Already have a MBP as i use for my home computer. Just last month. Its hooked up to all my hard drives and yada yada yada.

    Anyways i was at school the other day and i realized i need a computer to carry with me every where i go.

    I want a black book to have to carry with me every where i go ie school work and travel.

    Do you think it would be a good idea to purchase a MB or just disconnect everything from the MBP and carry that around

    BTW its just 15" MBP
     
  2. fishyhell

    fishyhell muscle68>catholic school children

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2005
    Messages:
    918
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    If you have the money to waste go for a Macbook... but if money isn't as disposable as you make it seem use your MBP. Plenty manageable in size to transport.

    Once nice thing to using the MBP is it's really nice to have everything you usually have with you everywhere you are.
     
  3. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2005
    Messages:
    33,675
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    I have
    a DVI (video out)
    speakers
    both usbs
    firewire
    ethernet

    all plugged into my mbp, and i unplug them all probably once every 2 days to take my computer to class. its not the end of the world. just be careful and don't jerk them out.

    too bad theres no docking station.
     
  4. mad_vtak

    mad_vtak Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2007
    Messages:
    30,760
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Memfrica
    :werd: i would really love a docking station

    Got the same things all plugged up.

    I'll probably wait untill the LED updates and then think about it again

    Thanks
     
  5. aex

    aex New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2007
    Messages:
    3,315
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ditto to all. I've got a desktop, but only use it when I absolutely have to, like when I leave my power supply at my boyfriend's house. I really dislike the idea of using multiple computers - trying to remember what's on which one, or dealing with syncing them.
     
  6. mad_vtak

    mad_vtak Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2007
    Messages:
    30,760
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Memfrica
    Thats true too. Maybe i just feel like buying something new.

    MAC Pro may help me :mamoru:or maybe just a mac mini.

    :going to read the specs:
     
  7. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2005
    Messages:
    33,675
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    I'm about to get a Mac Pro.
    I figured I'd just buy .Mac for $70 to keep my shit sync'd. its expensive, but should be worth it. especially with "back to my mac" :bowdown:
     
  8. mad_vtak

    mad_vtak Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2007
    Messages:
    30,760
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Memfrica
    Don't think i can justify getting a MAC PRO :mamoru:
     
  9. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2005
    Messages:
    33,675
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    apple student developer discount did it for me.

    saved $925 and got a free printer...
     
  10. mad_vtak

    mad_vtak Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2007
    Messages:
    30,760
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Memfrica
    How did you configure yours?

    I was thinking about keeping what the have an add another video card.

    I can update the ram and hard drives myself.
     
  11. hellsspawn

    hellsspawn New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2006
    Messages:
    503
    Likes Received:
    0
    .mac sync ftw... works great...
     
  12. Jacen2141

    Jacen2141 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    618
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SC
    I've been having this problem too lately with all the group work Ive been doing. My iMac is my primary and my little MB usually takes a back seat but as of late it's been the other way around. However, when I'm home I use the iMac to type on and then find that I need the same document on the MB and so I wind up transferring it via jumpdrive. I'm not a moron by any means but I haven't yet successfully figured out how to share files at all. Why is it so hard?

    I've made sure that permissions are read and write on both files/folders. I have File Sharing ON in Sharing under System Pref. And I've been able to see both machines on the network through Finder. I open up my computer and drag the doc over to my Drop Box and then it STILL tells me that I don't have the correct permissions. What gives? Probably should have made another thread, but minus well figure it out here...Otherwise, I've been thinking strongly about .Mac as well
     
  13. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2005
    Messages:
    33,675
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    ^ When I'm at home I can get files of my moms iMac by just going to network (shift+apple+K), the other computer comes up, then i just connect to it as a registered user (just type user name and pw), and then you have full access to everything.

    if you sign in as a guest you only get access to shared folders.
     
  14. mad_vtak

    mad_vtak Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2007
    Messages:
    30,760
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Memfrica
    I'll have to try that.

    I have a hard drive connected to the air port extreme and i can only see it but cannot access any files on it.

    With 10.5.1 = No
    With Tiger = Yes
     
  15. TheWeasel

    TheWeasel Guest

  16. manchild

    manchild OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2005
    Messages:
    11,506
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Chicago
    I've been toying around with the thought of a white macbook and an iMac. I currently have a CD 2.16 GHz MBP, and I'm going to college next year. I might end up selling this, and getting a C2D MB and an iMac.

    Just seems like a lot :dunno: before doing it, I would look into the aspects of remote desktop for sure.
     
  17. Rip The Jacker

    Rip The Jacker New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    53,993
    Likes Received:
    0
    back to my mac is worthless. or so i've heard.

    theres a couple free solutions to syncing files over the internet. i used to use one that let me sync between my macbook and my pc :cool:
     

Share This Page