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By Stephen Hackett

The Hackett File: Two Macs

For years, I’ve been the user of a single Mac. I subscribed to the idea that the best setup was the most MacBook Pro I could afford, coupled with a big screen on my desk. When I needed to work elsewhere, I’d undock the computer and have my entire setup with me on the go.

I recently threw all of this out the window. I wanted a Retina screen on my desk, and a smaller, lighter notebook to carry with me out of the office.

I picked up a refurbished 27-inch 5K iMac to use in my office and studio space. Refurbished Macs come with the same warranty as new computers, and I was able to save over $500 on this particular machine.

When it came in, I sold my 15-inch MacBook Pro to a buddy and ended up with the new 13-inch MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar.

The MacBook Pro is for when I work out of the office, and I do need my podcasting software (Skype, Audio Hijack, Logic) on it for when I travel and need to work.…

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