Mac Setup: The Desk of a Digital Media Professional
This weeks Mac setup comes to us from Michael H., the owner of a digital media company that focuses on web and graphic design. As you might have guessed, the hardware is used for every stage of the design process from the creative aspects to the business side of things. Hardware and accessories shown includes:
- MacBook Pro 13″ (early 2009) – 8GB RAM, 500GB HD, 120GB SSD replaced in optical bay
- 2 Dell ST2220L 21.5″ LED displays
- Rain Design mStand Laptop Stand for the MacBook Pro
- Sabrent USB to HDMI Adapter (driving the 2nd display)
- Black carbon fiber MacBook skin
- Logitech Z205 Speakers
- Apple wireless keyboard
- Apple Magic Mouse
Maybe best of all, Michael is a switcher and this is his first Mac! Something tells me it won’t be the last Mac either, for it’s pretty rare for a switcher to ever go back to the crashy world of Windows.
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You know, this is why Apple users get a bad name. The ”crashy world of Windows”. Really?? Maybe if you are using Windows 95 or Windows Vista… I’ve had literally one or two crashes in Windows 7 in the past 3 years.
Apple OS is good and Windows OS is good too. No need to try and justify owning a Mac. I own a high-spec PC and a relatively high-spec Mac and both are great. Just my 2 cents.
No one cares…
I didn’t know there were skins for the MacBook, looks interesting but I prefer the black keyboard to a red one. How is the USB monitor, work ok?
I’ve actually replaced the red keyboard with white, it matches the peripherals much better. The USB monitor is amazing. As most of the reviews point it, there is a slight lag; I’d say it’s unnoticeable to the average computer user. The extra space allows me to run multiple windows / programs without having to rearrange or search through system folders. That’s priceless.
Thanks for the feature guys, I’m honored!
@Jim – Mr. Display is correct, I’ve set that monitor as my main display and work area. I use the MBP screen for email / skype / music windows, and the 3rd monitor for browsing files and resource materials while I work.
Quick question about the setup.
So you have just the MacBook Pro powering the 2 Dell displays?
It might just be the picture, but why is the Mac OS dock on one of the Dell Displays and no t on the Macbook to the left?
’cause it’s set as the main display.