Mac Setups: The Managing Director’s Home Office

Sep 1, 2012 - 18 Comments

Managing Director Home Office

This weeks featured Mac setup is the home office of Adam M., the Managing Director of a Canadian property consultancy. Adam works from home when focus is essential, and he’s got the hardware to support it:

  • Mac Pro with 2.55GHz Quad Core, 6GB RAM
  • Dual 27″ Apple Cinema Displays
  • MacBook Pro 13″ for traveling and going to the office
  • iPad 2 with 3G
  • Bluetooth wireless keyboard

Not shown is an iPhone 4S, which was used to take the picture.

We’ve said it many times before, but having multiple displays can really boost productivity. If you don’t have an external screen yet, it’s certainly worth considering the investment.

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Posted by: William Pearson in Mac Setups


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  1. Cmmts says:

    That macbook looks thinner than normal, must be the glass desk. Or is it the coming MacBook 13″ retina!

    • Adam M says:

      The MacBook is a 2009 13″ MacBook Pro. After 2 years it was getting slow but I had a SSD installed and it is better than new, best $400 I ever spent.

  2. Benguy12 says:

    i cant tell if the keyboard setup he has is a bluetooth wireless keyboard and a 3rd-party keypad or a 3rd-party wireless keyboard designed to look like a mac one :P

    • Adam M says:

      The keyboard is a Apple Bluetooth keyboard with a third party bluetooth “LMP” num pad added on. I do a lot of number crunching and cannot live without a num pad.

  3. David Mapleton says:

    Love this desk arrangement and thread! Keep them coming!

  4. I greatly enjoy your series on Mac Setups but increasingly have difficulty believing they are representative of the (Mac) working masses. Let’s face it, most of us work in an environment which is at the intersection of chaos and confusion. Coffee cups here, scraps of paper, pens and pencils there. Not to mention a half dozen 3M PostIt notes stuck in any place which will take them.

    Maybe some setups which speak to the real rather than the ideal would help level the playing field for those like me who aspire to your standards while knowing they are not reachable?

  5. Ricardo says:

    Great looking setup indeed. Just curious, anyone knows what calendar app is shown on the left screen?

    • Adam Muggleton says:

      The calendar app is in fact iTunes, which I use to play mellow music while working.

      • Iain says:

        I think the reference was to the desktop calendar in the top left hand corner of the monitor.

        • Ricardo says:

          Yes it was, if that’s still iTunes how did u get it lookin like that? thx Adam and congrats on your setup! (i’ma believing u cleaned your desk for the photo, eheh)

          • Adam M says:

            Ah, the top left small Calendar app is a Yahoo widget called Month Calendar. I use it as it is unobtrusive and great for quick date checks.

  6. Tommy Peters says:

    Adding an Apple TV for nothing else but to work the iPad via Reflection would be nice.

  7. Tom says:

    Sweet. The monitors look different sizes…optical illusion? The glass desk is a nice touch!!

    I have a couple of dual monitor setup’s at work and they definitely help productivity.

    Great Site, fun thread & plenty of helpful tips last month. Great work Guys!!

  8. Guru says:

    Call me crazy, but those monitors do not look like they are the same size. More like a 27″ and a 21″.

    • Carlo Vondangle says:

      I think you are right, I think one is a 24″ and the other is 27″!

      Such a nice set up. I wish the Mac Pro was a suitable option these days but it seems Apple isn’t interested in updating it anymore :(

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