Mac Setups: Dual Screen Mac Mini Server & iPad 2

Oct 29, 2011 - 20 Comments

Mac Mini Server and iPad 2

Another great reader submitted Mac setup here: this one is a decked out Mac Mini Server Quad i7 with 8GB RAM and dual 7200 RPM 500GB hard drives, connected to dual monitors, and to the right is an iPad 2 64GB model. Rounding out the desk is an iPod touch, iPod nano, MacBook Air superdrive, Beats Pro headphones, and an Apple wireless keyboard and trackpad.

Sweet Mac setup Jaime, thanks for sending this in! You can send in your own Apple setup shots to:

Below is a picture of all the Apple gears boxes too:

Apple boxes


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Posted by: William Pearson in Mac Setups


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  1. TristanM_Tx says:

    Thats where you access resolutions on a mac.
    As I said, when choosing 1600×900, the entire screen is aspect-ratio distorted so everything is squeezed. I used the VLC application as a demonstration of what is happening with the entire screen output.

  2. TristanM_Tx says:

    Hey Jaime,
    I just got a HP S2031 as well tonight. I am having a hell of a time getting the top resolution out of it (1600 x 900) In that mode, it looks like the screen is squeezed the the extent that if I am watching a movie in a VLC window (not full screen) it is 16:9 but looks square. Did you manage to find drivers for it? What was your solution? I am going the highest I can have it look unstretched or squeezed at 1440×900. I feel kind of dumb since I should have known better than buy HP but it was only $80

    • Matt says:

      The HP S2031 supports up to 1600×900 resolution, you should be able to access that resolution through System Preferences > Displays. You shouldn’t need any drivers, although some movies that aren’t wide screen may need to be zoomed in or their resolution increased to fill the screen within VLC.

  3. Jay says:

    Thanks I’ve been trying to figure out a good way to hookup two monitors to my mac mini.

    • Jaime says:

      Yeah, the guy at bestbuy tried to sell me a switch, but i said to hell with that and just hooked up two screens, os x lion saw both instantly

  4. Joseph says:

    I like the little fat Ipod Nano, I miss those.

  5. Charles Dale says:

    I want to know where did you get all the money for such a sweet setup? Let us in on your secret…lol.

  6. U.N. Owen says:

    Uh… okay.

    So, what exactly, is this person’s purpose?

    Video editing?

    Oh – I geddit.

    He doesn’t have one.

    He just wants to show off how he spent money.

    Frakkin’ idiot.

    • Will says:

      We’ve been posting pictures of Mac setups for years:

      It’s not about showing off, they’re just fun to look at. You’re welcome to submit your own.

    • Jaime says:

      Excuse me this is my setup, and I feel you should take your ranting somewhere else, cause the place for that is NOT in these comments. How would you feel if I went up to you and said that your life’s work was useless, well listen up bud if you have something useful to say, then by all means say it, but if you go around the internet ranting on people then you’re the idiot!

      P.S. I am a statistician and have majored in computer science, I NEED THIS COMPUTER.

      P.S.S If you have still not understood my above explanation of why you shouldn’t rant on my setup then go rethink moral philosophy.

    • George says:

      “Frakkin’ Idiot”? You ake a quantum leap assumption about somebody you don’t even know and you call him an idiot?
      Oh – I geddit.
      You’re a Cry Baby!

      Jamie… Nice setup!

  7. T-Good says:

    What kind of Displays are those?I like the main Display how much

    • Jaime says:

      Its an HP S2031 GREAT DISPLAY and only $100 I bought it when I got my mac mini and love it

      P.S. Yes this is my mac setup

  8. Darren says:

    How do you hook up two monitors to a Mac Mini with only one port?

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