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Old 02-29-2012, 06:26 PM
 
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I prefer a desktop. It's a vision thing. I have graduated lenses and use the reading bottom part for the keyboard and the computer screen distance middle for the monitor. A lower monitor would throw my eyesight out of whack and typing higher would hurt my wrists. I have a huge pullout tray on my desk for my keyboard. Lots of room for side junk on the tray in addtition to the top of the desk. I love my desk.

Also, having a desktop allows me to go "cold turkey" on two and three week vacations.
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Not to mention that even an idiot could probably figure out how to open a PC tower and replace a hard drive, assuming he knew what a hard drive looked like and how to turn a Phillips screw driver. Good luck figuring out how to disassemble and reassemble an iMac on your own without damaging something.
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I do it every 2-3 weeks, on average

Less than an hour is not what I would consider even relatively easily accessible. Again, this is based on ME, not "most people".
I think if I had to do it 2-3 times a week, I could realistically get it down to about 20- 30 minutes. It isn't that hard, but you do have to be very careful when removing the glass.

But working on a Tower (especially a MacPro) is a lot easier
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:57 PM
 
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It takes me longer to shut down the PC and bring it back up after I'm done than it does to open the case and drop the drive in. 3 minutes tops.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:18 PM
 
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It takes me longer to shut down the PC and bring it back up after I'm done than it does to open the case and drop the drive in. 3 minutes tops.
Congratulations, want a prize?
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Houston
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80Mbps is too slow for many activities.


What requires such an enormous amount of data that fast?
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:43 PM
 
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Congratulations, want a prize?
If you're handing them out, I wouldn't turn it away.

I hope you aren't taking my opinion to heart, I didn't mean to hurt your feelings.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:46 PM
 
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What requires such an enormous amount of data that fast?
Video editing, loading Photoshop/Illustrator files, transforming databases... a few other things.

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Old 02-29-2012, 07:52 PM
 
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I prefer a desktop. It's a vision thing. I have graduated lenses and use the reading bottom part for the keyboard and the computer screen distance middle for the monitor. A lower monitor would throw my eyesight out of whack and typing higher would hurt my wrists. I have a huge pullout tray on my desk for my keyboard. Lots of room for side junk on the tray in addtition to the top of the desk. I love my desk.

Also, having a desktop allows me to go "cold turkey" on two and three week vacations.
You can plug your existing monitor and keyboard into the laptop and you would hardly notice the difference.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:09 PM
 
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Video editing, loading Photoshop/Illustrator files, transforming databases... a few other things.
This is why I've resisted getting a NAS. I like having all my data local and running at SATA speeds.
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