Mac Setup: A Gorgeously Minimalist Apple Household
This weeks featured Mac setup comes to us from Adam J., whose Apple hardware spans multiple rooms, offering a gorgeous combination of minimalism and functionality. Let’s jump right in and learn a bit more about this beautiful setup:
Tell us a bit about your Apple setup and why you chose it?
In short… I love tech, and Apple makes really nice tech. My setup was installed with a minimalistic, yet practical focus (hiding cables, dedicated power points, and behind-wall cable routing, etc). The iMac sits on stainless steel floating shelf, and the keyboard stand is a fully adjustable articulating arm (both the shelf and arm are spaced and secured to the exterior wall – yes, I’m the king of over-engineering). Both the Mac Mini and Apple TV are attached to televisions that are wall mounted, one is in the lounge, and the other is located in the bedroom.
What hardware makes up this Apple setup?
In the lounge:
- iMac 27″, 3.4GHz Core i7 CPU, 32GB RAM – this Mac does the heavy lifting
- Mac Mini, 2.3GHZ, 8GB RAM – the Mini is connected to a wall mounted TV and the stereo system
- 55″ Sony Bravia LED TV
- Hidden 5.1 surround sound for media playback from the Mac Mini
- AirPort Extreme Base Station – with attached storage providing for wireless backups for all devices
The iMac workstation:
The wall mounted TV with Mac Mini:
In the bedroom:
- Apple TV – connected to a wall mounted TV, this makes staying in bed even easier 😊
What do you use your Apple gear for?
My primary usage of the Macs are photo and video editing, web design, gaming, media playback, and a bit of everything else.
Is there an app that you use most often or recommend?
Aside from the usual core Mac app suite, I use Divvy, I find it essential for taking control of your workspace.
The Mac Mini uses Plex for media management and playback.
Editor note: For those interested in setting up a similar Mac Mini media center, you can learn how to setup a Mac media center with Plex here. It’s also worth pointing out that almost any Mac can connect to a TV these days, though you will need a proper video adapter and a HDMI cable. Of course, getting a similar degree of beautiful minimalism as shown in this great setup requires quite a bit more effort!
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You can also browse through the many Mac setups featured from before, there are a lot of great workstations out there to be inspired by!