How Transformers inspired my laptop to become a desktop

Brian Bojan Dordevic
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Brian Dordevic

Brian is Marketing Strategic Planner with a passion for all things digital. Feel free to follow him on Twitter or schedule a consultation call with him.

Some of you know that I bought MacBook Pro few months ago. My first jump from PC to MAC and I was speechless. Previously my reasons for having a computer were motivated by playing video games and communication with friends. As I went into business from gaming, my computing needs started to change.  Instead of games, more and more time spent on my computer was dedicated to work.  I noticed that distraction free old Lenovo laptop was way more productive machine in terms of work, in comparison to all powerful desktop, simply, because I’ve associated it with games.  So I decided to replace the weakest link and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.  Having a powerful laptop skyrocketed my mindset and accomplishment.  I don’t regret a single penny.


Events at the begging of June threw me out of the house, so I had to rent a new place.  It was a drag for me to move entire heavy desktop to a temporary house, until the renovation is finished.  Instead I just brought my laptop, but that didn’t cut it.  I reserved a designated desk for work and also brought a monitor.  I’ve connected my laptop on it, added a wireless keyboard and a wireless mouse.  There it is, a desktop like environment powered by extremly powerfull laptop, instead of big black box.

All of my motivating music and multimedia were already in sync, through iTunes, Evernote and Dropbox, and they still remain that way. So it left me down with only three devices at this momment: MacBook Pro, iPad and Android powered phone.  I have intention of moving my phone under Apple umbrella for further improvements of syncing.  Syncing is extremely important and I am looking forward to productivity boost when they launch iCloud, service that allows your documents to be synchronized over all of your Apple devices.

It becomes more and more apparent, if you are using computers soley for the purposes of work, laptop is your best choice. But if you feel as if you lack flexibilty of large screen of desktop, all you need for your exploding productivity home platform is:

  1. Cable to connect your laptop to external monitor – my recommendation: Apple Mini Display to DVI
  2. Wireless Keyboard – my recommendation: Apple Wireless Keyboard
  3. Wireless mouse – my recommendation: Logitech Darkfield MX performance
What is inspiring about this setup is that you have way less cables, than on your usual desktop setup. Simplicity and mobility are key to achieving. By having more than one computer, you are spreading your information thin. No matter that you have perfect synchronisation, having more of devices of one kind is cluttering your mind. You can transform your laptop for fun and engagement, simply by plugging it of and moving it away from your designated working area and creating your entertainment center. iTunes perfectly fullfils this role.  Best of all, when you run your primary working platform on laptop is that entire of your work is mobile and can go anywhere, where you are!
What is your working command center? How does it look like? Share your ideas and pictures in the comments.

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