It wasn’t long ago that I was using a laptop as my primary machine. I thought I’d never buy another desktop. Nowadays the desktop machines blow the laptops away in performance. I use my laptop when I’m on the road, and look forward to getting home to my desktop.
I’m going to have a second work environment soon, having signed up for The Hive. I’m trying to decide exactly how I want to handle setting up both my home and work configurations.
My initial config at the Hive will likely be my 17″ PowerBook (or my MacBook) along with my old 22″ Cinema Display (yes, the original – from 1999 or 2000 I think). However, if my home set-up is nicer to use than my set-up at the Hive… well, there isn’t as much reason to go down to the Hive.
I noticed that the Dell flat panel displays are really cheap now… what I really want to do is upgrade my home desktop machine to a Mac Pro, move my Quad to the Hive and get a couple of extra flat panels to have 2 displays at both locations. For the moment I’m resisting the temptation to invest prematurely.
I’m curious to see speed tests with the new 8 core Mac Pros, especially running virtual machines. The Photoshop and video tests I’ve seen don’t show much of a performance difference.