I'm pretty well satisfied with how I have all my gadgets setup, so I thought it'd be a good idea to share. I currently run 3 PC's and one Mac on a daily basis. Here's how I have it all working: My first PC is a pretty cheap Compaq desktop. The cool parts about this, however, are that it runs on a 64-bit processor and I have to connected to my 43-inch LCD high-def TV. I also have a wireless keyboard and mouse so that I can kick back on my couch and enjoy Hulu. I don't have any fancy software or hardware installed. One very useful program, however, is VLC, which I use to watch movies, and it can play ANYTHING, which is why I have it installed on all my computers.
My next PC is a older Sony Vaio notebook. This is my main work machine. I keep it set on my desk and rarely move it. For this reason, I have it connected to 22" LG LCD monitor which provides plenty of workspace. The laptop is about 3 years old now and has taken a beating. I've had to replace the screen once, which, by the way, I did myself by following some simple online tutorials.
The next computer I have is this kick-ass, brand-new Toshiba NB205 Netbook. This thing is amazing, and for a netbook, provides great performance. I just started using it, but I've already installed my power-suite of highly-recommended software:
- Firefox (with the StumbleUpon add-on!)
So far, this thing is fresh to death.
Last but nowhere near least, I have my Mac. I've had this one for a little longer than my Vaio, but is a staple for my life. With Dropbox on all my computers I am able to sync files across all my computers and even cross-platform. I am a heavy Garageband user and I've got the whole shabang. My M-Audio FastTrack Pro USB preamp, my Shure and M-Audio condenser mics, the M-Audio KeyStudio keyboard, and even a desktop DJ mixing station. My Apple is the bomb-diggity.