Mac Setups: The Desk of a Contracts Attorney & Amateur Photographer

Sep 8, 2012 - 19 Comments

Contracts Attorney Mac setup

This weeks extremely impressive Mac setup comes to us from Albert M., a contracts attorney by day who is a serious amateur photographer in his spare time. With a range of powerful Apple hardware, tons of storage, and one of the best DSLR cameras around, this is one of those ultimate setups that could handle just about any task in style. From left to right you’ll find:

  • MacBook Pro 15″ Retina – 2.3 GHz Core i7 – 16GB RAM – 250 GB SSD
  • 4x 3TB Seagate Desktop GoFlex Drives (1TM + 3 RAID 5 via USB)
  • 2x 500 GB Seagate Satellite GoFlex Portable Drives
  • Canon 1DX Camera w/ 70-200mm F2.8 L IS II
  • Mac Pro (early 2008) – 2.8 GHz Quad Core – 14GB RRAM – 128GB SSD – x2 – 2TB HHD – 10K RPM HHD with Windows Partition
  • 24″ Samsung HDTV
  • 30″ Apple Cinema Screen
  • Klipsch Speakers
  • iPad 3 64GB on Magnetic Bracket
  • MacBook Pro 15″ (early 2011) – 2.2 GHz iCore 7 – 8GB RAM – x2 128 SSD HDs Sata III & II

This is one of those great setups that’s best viewed larger, click here to see the full sized image.

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Posted by: William Pearson in Mac Setups


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  1. GRaje says:

    How did you RAID the Seagate GoFlex USB drives.

  2. Laurens says:

    Nice setup. But for a photographer you would not expect the person to show himself in the glass of the cupboard door. Anyway.

  3. John says:

    What kind of lamp is that sitting next to the three Seagate GoFlex drives.

  4. Kevin B. says:

    Well, in addition to wanting to know who that is in the reflection I’d like to know who that is sitting in the chair at left.

    Forget the amount of grey tone in the monitors – I really don’t like the shade of blouse she’s wearing. It’s very unprofessional. I have nothing better to do with my life than post comments like this in Internet forums…


    Kevin B.

  5. Newtonizer says:

    Looks very, very comfortable. Not pretentious. Love the headphones!

    Ive thought of creating a RAID of several top capacity terrabyte drives in a Mac Pro.

    I wonder though, what each computer is specifically for?

    I’m a minimalist, I can’t have a laptop in addition to my desktop, I do all my work in studio. But thats me. Unless I have to do remote work then I’ll get a laptop.

  6. Tom says:

    A very cool and inspiring office/sanctuary!! Thanks for sharing….
    OSXDaily Rocks!!

  7. Jonathan says:

    Hahahaha… Beats by Dre. This man is funny.

  8. Mut says:

    Oh, so an Apple //e isn’t good enough, huh? Snob…

  9. MacPaul says:

    Well, nice equipment, but:
    – he should have a better (wide gammut) display, Cinema Display is not.
    – using unergonomic Apples Mice/Trackpad isn’t very professional.
    – and if he really has this kind of wallpaper in use, it’s disastrous. You need a lighter, more even wallpaper near 18% grey tone.

    So, it may be a astonishing hardware setup, but that’s not all.

    • John says:

      Maybe you should be an interior designer, twinkle-toes. Who are you to say what color the wallpaper and ergonomic equipment should be for someone you’ve never even meant you jerk.

    • Newtonizer says:

      Apples Mice/Trackpad is fine in a pro-setup or pro-environment, what are you talking about?

      30″ Cinema Display is fantastic, a bit slow, but fantastic, I’ll take it over a glossy, reflective screen wide gamut dodo.

      18% grey tone? What are you on about dude. I use a 26% grey tone and I’m fine… (rollingeyes)

      You need to get over yourself.

  10. Biver says:

    Anyone know what he uses to hang his headphones in the side of the Mac Pro like that?

  11. Russ says:

    Love the desk!! Love the chair!! Anyone know the manufacturer of the chair??

  12. Mark says:

    Clearly not that good his photography yet as you can see his reflection!

  13. XXX says:

    What a waste of money

  14. Danny says:

    Love the Desk!! Great setup!!

  15. Jacob says:

    Holy cow that’s a nice desk, and very smart to rest the pergo atop carpet. Loving the Orange Bowl bib too, so excited the season is here again!

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