Need help on a office setup (or maybe just a simple workflow setup)
My wife and I share an office. I have a MacBook Pro hooked up to an external monitor (and it hasn’t moved from its spot for 2 years going on 3) I also have a 12.9 iPad Pro (Gen 3) as well that I use when I am out on the road.
Her work functions are changing, meaning she now has to be on the phone regularly. This also means I can’t record anything or do any audio edits comfortably. While at the same time, while she works, I take care of the baby in between and then we trade off.
I don’t have another room to setup an office, unless I switch my small garage that I use as a gym into a second office.
Solutions that I see (chime in please)
Keep setup as is and just do opposite timing (which will affect family time eventually)
Pull the MacBook Pro out of the office, buy and a put Mac Mini in there. (In theory should allow me to do stuff during the day while with the baby while sitting on the dining room table or something
Try to do everything fully from the iPad Pro on the dining room table
I probably don’t see myself recording outside of the office room, that will probably an evening only thing at this point. Thoughts?
Unfortunately she cannot. Her work has everything hardwired in the room. Separate internet line, etc. For example, if we need to move her to a different room in the house, or simply need an extension of a wire. Can’t do it myself. She has to submit the request to the IT and explain. Her setup isn’t portable.
Using a Thunderbolt dock could take care of (un)plugging everything. My MBP moves between my work and home offices every day and I’ve never come close to wearing out the single port that I use for connecting it to external displays, network, and a bunch of USB peripherals in both locations. (It has TB3, so even power is taken care of through a single connector. With a 2014 Mac, you’d have to do that part separately, but I don’t think MagSafe has any danger of wearing out.)