Mac Setups: iMac 27″ with a MacBook Air

May 14, 2011 - 7 Comments

MacBook Air and iMac 27" with iPad

This Mac setup features a 27″ iMac and a 13″ MacBook Air. What’s worth pointing out is that this setup replaced the users previous machines: a Mac Pro connected to a 30″ Apple Cinema Display, and a MacBook Pro 15″. If you’re thinking it’s silly to replace a Mac Pro with an iMac as a powerhouse desktop, check out the new iMac benchmarks and you might change your mind.

If it was mine, I’d throw a stand under the MacBook Air and I’d use a mouse because I just can’t get used to the inaccuracy of a trackpad, but to each their own. If you were wanting the cool wood wallpaper too, it can be downloaded here from InterfaceLift at a variety of high res sizes.

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Posted by: William Pearson in Mac Setups


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  1. 7 says:

    that’s the same set up that i am getting , the new iMacs are actually faster than the old mac pros

  2. kruz8er says:

    my set up is similar…. kinda.

  3. xf says:

    Great setup but other than minimalism aspect I do not see why to replace Mac Pro with iMac. Just opinion.

  4. Yuck says:

    Nice setup, but a Drobo?!? Ahhh! Kill it! Get rid of it! It hurts my eyes!

    Best way to ruin a good Mac setup -> plug in a Drobo.

  5. Doctor K says:

    Yes, I personally think it’s silly to replace a Mac Pro with an iMac, no matter how powerful the iMac can be. Benchmarks is not everything, you know. For a true professional it’s indispensable to be able to swap hard drives and GPUs in a second, or to have a well cooled tower that can work for months without shutting down, or 12TB of storage, to choose a display you like the best, and last but not the least to have one piece of equipment not assembled in China….

    Those are all the benefits of a Mac Pro. iMac is a fashionable gadget designed for home users who would never choose a Mac Pro in the first place, let alone replace it with an iMac. Change (or a paradigm shift) will happen inevitably, but not in the next 5 or 6 years.

    BTW anyone heard of the latest lame trick apple pulled on it’s customers? Proprietary temperature sensor and SATA conector in the latest iMacs. Tell me now how silly is to replace a Mac Pro for an iMac?

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