Mac Setup: MacBook Pro 13″ iOS & Web Development Workstation

Mar 10, 2012 - 4 Comments

iOS Developers Desk

This weeks Mac setup comes to us from Raphael C, who uses his Apple gear for iOS and web development. It’s a fairly simple setup, which is perfect for getting things done without too many distractions. Here’s the hardware in use:

  • Macbook Pro 13″ mid-2011 model
  • Samsung 22″ T220 Display
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard
  • Magic Trackpad
  • iPad 2 16GB with 3G
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 3G

Raphael points out that the iPhone 3G is mostly around for nostalgia, although it probably continues to have use for testing purposes.

This is a great setup that closely resembles my own, and if you frequent our weekend Mac setups posts, you’ll notice a strong trend of laptop based workstations, where the primary machine is a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air connected to an external display and a keyboard and mouse. Other than the obvious portability aspect, the major advantage to using a Mac laptop is the ease of which a dual-screen setup is immediately possible just by connecting an external display. Maybe it’s just our readers who are inclined to do this, but speaking from experience, it’s a great way to boost productivity.

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Posted by: William Pearson in Mac Setups

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  1. Ken says:

    There is no such thing as a Mid 2011 MacBook Pro. Early 2011 and Late 2011 only.

    • Donovan says:

      He probably bought it in middle of 2011, meaning its an early 2011. There really wasn’t a big change between early and late 2011 anyway, so no harm no foul.

      I second the external monitor recommendation though, it’s essential for the 13″ and 11″ models especially.

  2. Tom says:

    Cool setup, but too many wires ;-P

    Thanks for sharing.

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