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    Desktop Mac's
    Does no one on this forum own a desktop Mac? Power PC and RISC Intel and Xeon () are the Mac Pro and iMac dead? On my desk sits a Mac pro and under it sits a quad yet I have only one mac portable and my iToy makes calls..
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    Quite a few people own Mac desktops. Sure, notebooks outnumber desktops but many of us still own one.
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    I have an iMac..members here have all combinations of Apple computers..from old PowerMac's, to Mac Mini's, Mac Pro's, iMacs to a lot of Macbooks and MBP's..

    Since Apple is selling Mac Pro's and iMacs, what makes you say that they are dead? Perhaps more people prefer mobility these days and opt for the notebooks over the desktops..
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    I have a Mac Mini (still a desktop) and a lot of the other members do also.
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    2 iMacs here...

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    I used to have an iMac but since I also to the IT stuff at work, I convinced my boss to get my a MBP as the portability makes it much easier to work on machines outside of my house. If I didn't need the portability, I'd love to still have my iMac. I do still have a Mac Mini though, it sits under my TV as my media center.
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    I know lots of people who own laptops but never move them from a desk.
    Laptops seem to be more trendy at the moment. If you ask why did you get a laptop over a desktop they never seem to know.

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    Hi Germany Chris,

    I have a Mac Pro desktop. Need the expandability and power. I used to have an iMac and a Macbook Pro before I sold them. Owned 2 iMacs and both had some smudges, dark spots at the corner of the screens. Since I am not always mobile, a desktop is just fine.

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    Notebook computers have been outselling desktops for some time, and that's both in the PC and Mac worlds. It doesn't mean that desktops are outmoded, it just means that folks are more mobile nowadays and want the freedom of taking their computer with them.

    Personally, I have an iMac at home and for mobility, use my iPad 3 when I'm away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Notebook computers have been outselling desktops for some time, and that's both in the PC and Mac worlds.
    A few years out of date but here's a nice set of graphs showing how this is the case for Apple.
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    Been using just a laptop for months now, but I've always preferred the screen changeability, easier upgrade-ability, and more "grounded" feeling of owning a desktop computer. Not to mention they tend to cost less and give you better specs, my laptop hasn't moved from it's spot on my desk in months.

    This isn't the case for many people though, they tend to want the simplicity and portability of a lightweight portable computer (hence the success of Apple's MacBook Air)
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    I would seem that with the creation and popularization of the iPad it would be better of most people to have some sort of desktop and the iPad. A mobile computer and a mobile iPad don't make much sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Germany_chris View Post
    A mobile computer and a mobile iPad don't make much sense.
    That's a false statement. People DO need a computer along with the mobile devices like iPad or Android tablets or the new MS surface. Whether the computer is a notebook or desktop matters mostly on the needs of the user and I'm sure there are enough members here with a notebook and iPad and end up carrying the iPad for a lot of generic uses and take the notebook when they know they need to be productive on the go..
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