After showing TUAW’s own Editor-in-Chief Victor Agreda, Jr. the following two photos, the only response he could muster was, “Some people are hardcore.” Indeed, but now it’s up to you to decide who is the most hardcore.

We have today a battle of two coffee shop warriors using desktop computers on-the-go, complete with standalone monitors, mice, keyboards and not a single shred of shame.

Our first contestant (who has had his image circling the web for at least three years now) is sporting a full-sized CRT Dell monitor, tower and what appears to be at least a keyboard. Oh, and he’s wearing socks with sandals, too, so that should probably factor into your final decision.

Challenger number two (originally tweeted out by Mark Otto) has his Mac mini out in full force, complete with a prop-up monitor, mouse and what appears to be an external hard drive. His hairstyle tells us everything we need to know about his demeanor: He couldn’t possibly care less what you think.

So who wears it better? Does the sheer majesty of a man having to carry a weighty CRT monitor and tower into a coffee shop beat out the “It’s-called-a-Mac-mini-so-it’s-portable-enough-for-me” attitude of our Mac contestant? Sound off in the comments.

[Image credit: bfishadow]

Friday Face-off: Mac guy at Starbucks with desktop vs. Dell guy at Starbucks with desktop originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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