Mac Setups: iMac + MacBook Pro + External Monitors + iPad + iPhone

Oct 16, 2010 - 14 Comments

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This is one awesome Mac setup: A 24″ iMac hooked up to an external monitor, alongside another 30″ external monitor being powered by a 15″ MacBook Pro… and don’t forget the two iPhone’s and iPad. Definitely an amazing workstation, I’d just be a little nervous with that iMac so close to the edge of the desk! All of this belongs to CS grad student Yutaka Tsutano, who had this to say about the setup:

This is my recent setup optimized for doing my research. I mainly use OS X, but I also run Windows for embedded system programming and Linux for running Simics VM. All of them are virtualized within VMWare Fusion.

In the photo, there are four screens but are actually only two Macs on the 72-inch wide desk. I found this setting to be useful because it’s portable and the load can be balanced between the two. There are several other computers in my room for server and simulation purposes.

All the computers are synchronized using Unison, and controlled by a single set of keyboard and mouse using Synergy. I modified the source code of Synergy so that it supports Magic Mouse perfectly (the original version uses some deprecated APIs which doesn’t support pixel-based scrolling).

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  1. Ken McBroom says:

    Awesome setup. I need this for my web design and writing business.

  2. Joe says:

    this is a great setup. Kudos!

  3. Greg Speasl says:

    Does anyone know which Dell monitor he is using.

  4. Julian Garcia says:

    More than in the set-up, I am interested in the “source code of Synergy so that it supports Magic Mouse”. Could you share that?

  5. Nemrod says:

    Dont think this an amazing desk, just a bunch of screen, nothing amazing …

  6. Get a life says:

    GET A LIFE!!!

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