Mac Setup: Arm Mounted 27″ iMac with a Beautifully Tidy Desk
This weeks featured Mac workstation is the snazzy custom setup of Axel D., who has a swivel-arm mounted iMac and some great audio gear to round out a beautiful and clean desk. Let’s jump right in to learn more:
What hardware makes up your Mac setup?
- iMac 27″ (late 2013) – 3.2GHZ Core i5 CPU, 32GB RAM, 1.5TB Fusion Drive, mounted on an adjustable arm
- Sound routed via toslink cable through a Sony HAP-S1 Hi Resolution Audio Player system powering KEF C1 speakers mounted on stands I made myself from galvanized pipe
- LG DVD Burner
- Logitech Bluetooth K811 Keyboard
- Apple Magic trackpad
- Anker USB 3.0 4 port hub
- Epson Artisan 730 printer
- B&W P3 Headphones
- Audio Technica USB microphone
- iPhone 6 Plus with dock and ePure handset
- iPad mini (1st gen)
Under the desk:
- Fujitsu ScanSnap ix500
- Synology 213j server
- TP Link TP508 Switch
- APC UPS ES 550
Why did you choose this particular setup?
I wanted the big monitor, and I like all in one computers, they help keep things neat. I like that this computer is virtually silent as well.
What do you use your Apple gear for?
- Video editing
- internet browsing, posting, email, banking, shopping, etc
- Skype and Facetime
- Document Scanning
- Updating various devices
What apps do you use most often? Is there a particular app you can’t do without?
- Safari and Mail
- Skype and Facetime
I could not live without Skype, I use it to communicate with friends and family around the world. I depend on it on my mac, iPhone, and even my TV has a Skype app.
Do you have any tips to share with OSXDaily readers?
If you are buying an iMac, the fusion drive is good, but I suggest maxing out the RAM right away, I waited a year, and when I did it was only then that I saw how responsive the iMac is with the full amount of RAM. Another tip is a Blue Lounge USB port extender to make a USB port available on the front without having to turn around the entire computer.
More pictures of the setup and the adjustable arm can be found here on flickr
Let’s see your Mac setup! Take a few high quality pictures and answer some questions about how you use your Apple gear, and send it on in – go here to get started. If you’re not ready to share your workstation yet, you can always browse through our prior featured Mac setups too, there are a lot of great desks to be inspired by out there!