Mac Setups: MacBook Air 11″ & Mac Mini Web Development Workstation
This weeks great Mac setup comes to us from Eddie B who uses his Apple gear for web design and development. The MacBook Air serves as the primary work machine and the Mac Mini, resting below it, functions as a web server. Here’s the full hardware list:
- MacBook Air 11″ (2011)
- MacMini (Late 2009) used as a web development server (Git repo, test server, etc)
- Dual Apple Cinema 20″ Displays (second screen powered by an EVGA UV Plus 19)
- Apple Wired Aluminum Keyboard
- Magic Mouse
- iPad 2
- iPhone 4
- Griffin Elevator Laptop Stand
I’m a big fan of the Apple Cinema Displays, both old and new models have classic designs, even the later model 20″ displays shown don’t look aged whatsoever. It’s also pretty amazing that an ultra-portable Mac like the 11″ Air is powerful enough to function as a primary workstation, they really do provide the best of both worlds to users looking for portability and power.
For those in the market for a laptop stand, the Griffin Elevator laptop stand shown in the shot is hard to beat. I have the same stand for a MacBook Pro and it’s highly recommended for those who use an external monitor with a Mac laptop, it raises a laptop to eye level while providing for huge amounts of airflow underneath.
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