Mac Setup: MacBook Air 11″ & iPad 2 with AirDisplay

May 26, 2012 - 4 Comments

MacBook Air and iPad with AirDisplay

Despite it’s tiny size, the MacBook Air 11″ is more than capable of serving as a primary workstation, and this weeks Mac setup continues to prove that point. Hardware shown includes:

  • Macbook Air 11″ (2011), 4GB RAM, 256GB SSD
  • iPad 2 Wi-Fi 64GB
  • iPhone 4S
  • Blue Snowball USB Microphone
  • Mophie Powerstand iPad stand

The iPad is running Air Display to function as an auxiliary screen to the MacBook Air, in this case for managing Aperture adjustments. Other hardware not shown is an Airport Express, 2TB NAS drive, Apple TV, and a 500GB Time Machine backup.

One of the great things about these portable-centric setups is everything could be packed up and taken elsewhere with minimal effort and carrying weight, in most cases an iPad and a MacBook Air adds up to less weight than a MacBook Pro, not bad for a dual screen and dual OS setup.

Great Mac setup Thomas S, thanks for sending it in!

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  1. Tom says:

    Nice setup, but you need more Stuff! Just kidding, thanks for sharing!

  2. taqim says:

    what type of ipad stand? awesome. reply me dude

  3. Tellier says:

    I adore the MacBook Air, but I am waiting until it supports 8GB of RAM and has a 512GB option before I jump in as my fulltime Mac. I hope that is the next upgrade cycle, maybe with a Retina display too if we can dream that far!

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