Old Dog Needs New Mac
September 18, 2012 8:57 AM Subscribe
Graphic Designer asks: Can I use a laptop as my "main" computer? I've been a designer for 20+ years and have used every mac since the original, but I've always had a desktop
mac as my go-to machine. Now, it's upgrade time, and I'm thinking of using just a laptop for everything. More inside...
posted by ecorrocio to computers & internet (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
What I really want to know is, can I use a laptop with an external monitor, mouse and keyboard (when I'm in my office), and on the road, and expect it to be as reliable and long lasting as a desktop machine?
I have an older laptop and it has been great (but going from PowerPC to Intel... yes that old... so I can't use this one). With a new MacBook Pro, is the smaller framework really suitable for every day, external monitor use? Is the machine as "tough?"
Probably a weird bias of perception on my part, but I have this feeling that I need a desktop machine for the day-in-day-out stuff ... I really don't know, but I'd rather not replace both my desktop machine and my laptop... so a single machine solution would be best.