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u/koriolisah · 10 pointsr/macsetups

3 monitors running on 2 computers + ipad air 2

iMac late 2013 27" with numerous upgrades connected to a 27" Apple Thunderbolt display

2012 MacbookPro -- replaced the RAM to 16gb and pulled out the old HDD for a SSD. This machine is mostly running windows at the moment although the far right monitor in the pic has since been replaced with a 25" LG 25UM56-P monitor (super wide screen!)

Workflow: Most of my notes during talks, presentations, and classes are taken using the iPad air 2. While I am seeing patients, I use my iPhone 6+ to look up any essential clinical data that I can't recall off the top of my head. The apps I use for this are Epocrates and UpToDate. I watch most of my class lectures at home using VLC, and scrub through the lectures using peripherals described below. I make study sheets either in adobe photoshop using a wacom tablet or on paper which I scan into my computer and tag using Evernote.

Occupation: Second year MD-PhD student. I completed a BA (Psychology) and an MS (Medical Science) before starting med school. After 2 years of med school, I switch to graduate school to complete the PhD. This usually takes 3-4 years (people in my program have the PhD timeline compressed and streamlined). Then I go back into medical school for 2 more years before starting residency.

Noteworthy peripherals:

  1. X-keys 24 (For macros, skipping around through lectures, repetitive tasks, etc)

  2. Griffin PowerMate JogWheel (for scrubbing through video at high speed with fine control)

  3. Sony UDA-1 DAC with Sony SS-HA1 speakers

  4. WASD Mechanical MX Cherry Brown Keyboard

  5. Mouse in image has been replaced w/ Logitech MX Master. I use Synergy to share keyboards and mice between different computers on the network, even running a different OS.

  6. Oppo PM3 planar magnetic headphones

  7. iPad case is the ClamCase Pro for iPad Air 2. I've tried numerous cases and this blows all the competition away, in my opinion.

  8. QNAP TS-451 NAS. This is my baby, my everything. All of my old material, lecture video, and torrents are here. The device is basically a server, hosting a website, VPN services, SSH, performing backups automatically, running plex, the list goes on.

  9. OWC ThunderBay. This is set up in RAID 4 and is where I keep my flac library.

  10. Gunnar glasses. Yes they are for gaming, which I occasionally use them fore, but I mostly use them for latenight studying when I develop eye strain. I hate f.lux.

  11. I have two Thunderbolt docks. One on the iMac to connect the ThunderBay and an SSD, and another on the MBP. This gives the 2012 MBP USB 3.0, which is very nice.

  12. Others: Netgear R8000 Nighthawk router, 2x CyberPower Uninterruptible power supply systems, a Macbook air (for taking to school and taking exams), Wacom tablet for drawing study guides in photoshop, staedtler triplus fineliner pens for hand making study guides (these pens are worth their weight in gold, buy them and see for your self), Antec bias lighting, Brother color laser printer, Brother document scanner

    Other stuff

    In the other room is a 63" plasma 1080P samsung connected to a Pioneer 7.2 channel receiver, Ps4, Xbox one, and logitech harmony remote. I occasionally like to relax, and I also watch lectures on the big TV sometimes. I wired HDMI, ethernet, and USB directly through the wall into this room. There is another Harmony hub on my desk which works with Flirc to control the mac.

    Monitor mounts:

  13. iMac stand mounted using this desk mount and this adapter.

  14. The thunderbolt monitor is mounted using this wall mount here and this VESA adapter [here.] (

  15. Third monitor mounted using this mount


    iPad: iAnnotate, Netter (Anatomy app), Essential anatomy 5, Adobe PS Touch, Memorang (studying for board exams), Figure1 (medical 'can you figure out the diagnosis?' app), Epocrates, UpToDate, QxCalculate (medical), Plex, several apps for interfacing with the NAS. Those are the big ones.

    Mac: VLC for sure. Microsoft Office, Evernote, Adobe CC, Adobe DC, Transmission, Daemon Tools, Flirc, Prism 6 (stats and graphing), SPSS (stats), BioLucida (virtual microscope), Nanozoomer (virtual microscope), Fantastical 2 (calendar), Clear (to do list, also on iPad), Googledrive, Dropbox, Onedrive, Growl, LittleSnitch, Audirvana plus, istat menus, Default folder X (finder addon), Bartender 2, Alfred, Caffeine, enounce MySpeed (for speeding up lectures), BetterTouchTool, BetterSnapTool, TextWrangler, Radium (for listening to Sirius XM), Karabiner (custom key bindings), Parallels (for virtual machine, rarely needed), Synergy (this is essential for my set up, lets me control both computers with one set of input devices), BitTorrent Sync, Audio Hijack, Rowmote.

    Windoze: Honestly this machine is mostly used to convert files that I cant get going right away on the mac, like old OneNote files. Especially, I use this machine for the rare moment I have time to PC game. When I do, it's mostly LoL, sometimes starcraft.

    Just ask if you have any questions!
u/BryceSoFresh · 2 pointsr/macsetups

Well, I currently have it connected to a Win 8.1 machine and I just picked it up on the 3rd of this month.. So, I don't have a concrete workflow as of right now.

From the time I have used it this far, I usually have Illustrator open full-screen (2560x1080) on the UltraWide (UW), and then have a browser window open on my secondary display Samsung 24" (1920x1080) for Google Play Music, Email, Logo inspiration, and Reddit.

I am waiting on this monitor mount so that I can free up space on my desk for my Macbook Pro. I plan on connecting the MBP to the UW as the only display for when I am doing illustrations.

I mainly got it because:

  1. It is a gorgeous display
  2. It has a more screen real-estate than my 24" or 15"
  3. It is an IPS panel
  4. It was only $320

    Also, look into SizeUp as a wonderful window-management solution. I love this program. For example: Press CMD + SHIFT + Left Arrow and the active window sizes up to fill the left half of the screen. Or, CMD + SHIFT + M which will maximize the active window to full-screen. (You can set up your own hotkeys).

    Hope this helps.
u/1amBulletproof · 1 pointr/macsetups

tldr: 4k at 31.5 (i.e. 32") is useable, which I wouldn't necessarily say for smaller sizes, like 27".

I've actually bounced around many monitors, none of which are even close to perfect imo. I'm always looking for a glossy, high-resolution, gigantic display at a low price. This seiki hits 3/4 but has an matte finish I don't love. Also, the design is average (very limited adjustability and thicker bezel by today's standard). I've owned the dell p2715q previously which also had a matte finish AND was too small to use @ 4k easily. It had a better design, though. Previous to that, I had 2x Dell s2415H which had a beautiful design and glossy finish but were low resolution and fairly expensive for what they were. I've owned other similar monitor setups, but this is my favorite so far. I vastly prefer 1 high resolution monitor rather than multiple lower-resolution monitors. I have also exchanged my (excellent) rain Design mStand for a Twelve South BookArc since I prefer using just 1 monitor.

The short version is I'd like a 5k 32+ inch monitor which is glossy and does not cost all of the money. I figured Apple would make something like that soon and instead they're making a 27" version through LG which costs $999. While priced right for the market, it's just too small to use at higher resolutions and I don't have enough money, nor would I prefer, having multiple monitors at that price.

This Seiki 32" is simply the best compromise for me, at the moment.

u/soundman1024 · 1 pointr/macsetups

On my desk at work I have:

mDesign stand, which I strongly recommend. Without a stand you're leaning down to look at the computer all day. Ergonomic nightmare. It's one thing at a coffee shop, it's another thing 40 hours a week.

• An extra power cable. My boss wouldn't have thought twice if I asked for a full brick, but this seemed like enough to keep setup simple without spending however much the Magsafe chargers cost.

• Wired keyboard with numberpad and Magic Mouse. I prefer the Apple Mouse with the scroll ball on the top, but we had an extra Magic Mouse laying around.

• Time Machine drive. A cheap Seagate or WD or whatever.

• USB hub so keyboard and Time Machine are one connection.

• G-RAID over firewire. It has some older content, but I do tend to connect it once a week.

• G-Dock EV with a pair of terabyte drives. Great design — the drive mods can come out and connect over USB as well.

• Second display chained after the G-Dock.

• Network cable to connect to our video SAN. Also using WiFi to get on the company network.

u/ccobb123 · 2 pointsr/macsetups

The stand is
I love it. It works great.

The Cinema is much better than the Dell monitor. The viewing angle on my Dell sucks. I have to sit in the exact spot every time to get correct colors. The Cinema display has great viewing angles and great colors.

u/CloneClasher · 1 pointr/macsetups

I'm in high school as well and I'm planning to do something like this but I don't want to buy stuff I don't necessary need. Basically the idea to have the Mac on a stand while next to the monitor (which is on a stand as well) is connected to it. There are also speakers, and I'll be using an old keyboard that I have (usb) as well as a bluetooth mouse.

So far this is what I'm thinking:

Laptop stand:

USB Hub:

Basic speakers:

HDMI Cable:

Thunderbolt to HDMI Adapter:

And finally, the monitor:

I haven't decided nor found a good stand for the monitor so if anyone can help that'd be great. Also, anybody else can comment, I was just seeing if this was buying too much or is there an easier way. I have a nrMBP mid 2012 13'' for reference.

u/hodgEEEEE · 1 pointr/macsetups

Super clean man! But you gotta ditch that mouse and keyboard duo. FWIW, I use a pok3r and a MX Master for my work and home set ups (both are Macs). /r/mechanicalkeyboards is your new best friend =].

u/ohcushion · 3 pointsr/macsetups

It's a start, but you should definitely work on cable management.
If your laptop is powering the screen, I would definitely get a laptop stand, something like
so that you can have your laptop around the same height as your monitor to use.

And I don't know if that's the optimal spot for the TV cause it's literally right up in your face.

u/mcorybennett · 2 pointsr/macsetups

These are what I’m using and I love them. keyboard isn’t a mechanical, but it’s really comfortable and quiet. Mouse is the best I’ve used. Might work for what you’re looking for. Then again, maybe not. 😀

u/mrkylematz · 5 pointsr/macsetups

I know it’s nothing special, but this is my macsetup! I work primarily on video editing projects, some Photoshopping, with some Wordpress website building sprinkled in there. But this setup is used mostly for generic browsing, YouTube/Netflix, and Plex server hosting.

So this is my setup that I’ve built over the course of 4 years.

u/carb0nxl · 1 pointr/macsetups

the rain design mstand which is a gorgeous stand on its own. It has the cutout for cable management and the stand doesn't move, and just feels sturdy. I love how it has a deep cutout in the front so you can easily lift the lid of the macbook

u/BobaFett04_13 · 0 pointsr/macsetups

I use the Apple Magic Mouse 2, it’s good but it takes so getting used to as well. It’s very sensitive.

For the keyboard I use the Logitech Solar Wireless Keyboard for Mac. It’s great! Never having to charge it and it can use artificial light to charge also.

u/a729 · 3 pointsr/macsetups

These are the 23' AOC monitors that I picked up from Amazon. Great screens for the price, and they go wonderfully with the aluminium of the mac, and also matches the finish of the Porsche Design HD.

u/aaronator007 · 1 pointr/macsetups

Thanks! Here is, well all of it!:

desk top

Desk top was sanded and stained to get this color.

desk legs

27in 4K monitor

monitor arm




laptop stand

my bank account

u/jtxhd · 2 pointsr/macsetups

This one most likely. Got mine yesterday from Amazon it’s pretty sweet.

u/GodDamnDirtyLiberal · 2 pointsr/macsetups

Looks like this. I have this one though and it's really nice, for being so much cheaper. I was surprised how sturdy it is.

u/lambgobbler · 2 pointsr/macsetups

I liked the thin bezels on the U2414H, also If I ever thought of going dual monitors I figured it could be handy. It's also 2 years newer. The 16:10 aspect ratio would be nice too, But it's really up to you.

PS check Amazon's prices, the U2414H is $267 on there with prime shipping, as is the U2412M at $265.

u/Cxameron · 1 pointr/macsetups

Heres my full setup:

u/holdunpopularopinion · 2 pointsr/macsetups

VIVO Single LCD Monitor Desk...

Cheap and easy! The only thing I don’t like is the long-ish bolt clamp that shows underneath. Very minor issue though.

u/andyr354 · 1 pointr/macsetups

I have had this keyboard on my wish list for a while. Looks nice.

u/dwaxman · 1 pointr/macsetups

I have this one.

Updated drivers came out on Friday and they're already much better. Especially with the latest Yosemite public beta. So when 10.10.3 is fully out I am sure user experiences will go up.

u/AngelusRC · 2 pointsr/macsetups

its the Rain Laptop stand. Works great!

u/beardlessw0nder · 1 pointr/macsetups

Thanks. The stand is a cheap stand from Amazon.

VIVO Dual LCD LED Monitor Desk Mount Stand with C-clamp and Bolt-through Grommet Options | Heavy Duty Fully Adjustable Arms hold Two (2) Screens up to 27" (STAND-V002)

u/sergeydgr8 · 2 pointsr/macsetups

It's the Rain Design mStand. I recommend it, it's really solid.

u/iamhephzibah · 1 pointr/macsetups

I use a 27' model of [THIS] ( type. You might have seen it in some set ups even here on MacSetups. IPS panel with a 1080 display. Thin bezel but don't be mistaken as it does has bezels. This is a 23' and its worth every penny!

u/cubemonkeyslave · 1 pointr/macsetups

I'm having issues with my Anker USB 3.0 hub if anyone can provide some insight/advice:

This is the specific product I'm having issues with:

I purchased it off Amazon about 2 months ago, and it had been working fine hooked up to my rMBP up until this week. I got some new Audioengine A2+ speakers and initially was hooking them up to my computer via the USB cord that came with them, plugged into the Anker USB hub. After about a day, nothing plugged into the hub will work other than my lightning cord connected to my iphone. Other than the speakers, I had two USB peripheral recievers plugged into it (for mouse and keyboard)... also, the blue indicator lights will flash next to the USB port whenever i plug anything in (other than the lightning cord).

The hub was a little hot when all this occurred, so at first I thought maybe plugging the speakers into the hub overheated it or something? but the USB hub has its own power source, as do the speakers.

Im really just confused as to whether this was a product malfunction or some human error on my part by connecting the speakers to it. I would appreciate any comments from someone who might have an idea of whats going on? thanks!

u/kilipena · 6 pointsr/macsetups

I bought mine off of as I'm located in Finland, but I'm fairly certain this is the same product (minus one monitor arm).

Edit. I removed the second monitor arm myself

u/SiI3nt · 3 pointsr/macsetups

I used to use the mStand by Rain Design. It has a spot underneath it, you can store just about anything that will fit underneath.

TwelveSouth makes one too:

u/industrialwaste · 1 pointr/macsetups

I just ordered a mount that looks like the same thing (s)he has.

u/sharkbateooohaha · 1 pointr/macsetups

VIVO Dual LCD LED Monitor Desk...

It’s pretty good for $30. No complaints really it’s just tedious to precisely align the monitors. You only have to do it once though

u/tonyf007 · 1 pointr/macsetups

Me too! And it's not as expensive as most. Plus you can do monthly payments if you have Amazon Prime. (edit: seems the monthly payment option is gone)

u/merlin318 · 2 pointsr/macsetups

Got the mouse pad of amazon.

The capita brackets hold an Ekby shelf

u/thenatelook · 1 pointr/macsetups

This guy it's really affordable and I haven't had any problems with it so far. I've had it for a few months now.

u/dracoflar · 1 pointr/macsetups

Honestly anything will work as long as it’s on an angle, I can see your on a budget so I chose the lower price but decent quality items. Though I personally would get the silver laptop stand as it’s much higher quality

u/rms141 · 1 pointr/macsetups

Any suggestions on how to mount a 2012 Mac Mini to the underside of an Ikea desk? The best option I can find is this thing on Amazon, but the included screws are far too long for a ¾'' thick Galant.

u/macournoyer · 1 pointr/macsetups

Mmm, will check it out. Was thinking of using this to connect to TV & 2nd display

Which model do you have?

u/404forlife · 4 pointsr/macsetups
u/bjmnet · 2 pointsr/macsetups

VIVO Single LCD Monitor Desk Mount Stand Fully Adjustable/Tilt/Articulating for 1 Screen 13" to 27" (STAND-V001)

u/enginerd_EE · 4 pointsr/macsetups


u/melleh · 7 pointsr/macsetups

Frequently asked specs:

u/pmurphy84 · 2 pointsr/macsetups

It is this one.

u/xZ4FiRx · 1 pointr/macsetups

I have the same monitor. Theirs maybe a bigger model.

u/DaisyLee2010 · 5 pointsr/macsetups
u/SivaSoma · 6 pointsr/macsetups

It's just an Amazon Basics one, it does the job!

u/olekzap · 1 pointr/macsetups

Probably this one. I used it to mount mine on the back of a monitor.

u/Napster1998 · 1 pointr/macsetups

Since the laptop has USB Type C ports, I use a USB Type C Hub which has an HDMI output to it. The HDMI cable goes to the monitor and the hub also has an extra Type C for charging. So the charging and the display output happens through just one cable. The Keyboard is Apple Magic Keyboard and the mouse is Logitech MX Master 2S

u/blade-runner-k · 2 pointsr/macsetups

The background is actually the Apple TV Aerial screensaver (made by Apple). It isn’t directly available on Mac but you can get it here

Monitor: LG 27UK850-W 27" 4K UHD IPS Monitor with HDR10 with USB Type-C Connectivity and FreeSync (2018)

u/thetedderbear · 1 pointr/macsetups

Since your desk is right against the wall I don’t think you’d have room for a gas spring type arm. But these take up so little room and they’re dirt cheap.

Monitor Arm

Edit: okay for whatever reason reddit isn’t letting me post links on mobile. I’ll try again in a bit

u/anexxus · 2 pointsr/macsetups

Looks like a Rain Design mStand Laptop Stand. I've had one for a few years, no complaints.

To answer u/shotgunpulse's question, I use it for when I want to use my MacBook as a second monitor. I don't type on it.

u/tbisaacs · 1 pointr/macsetups

I have this one: Dual LCD Monitor Desk Mount Stand Heavy Duty Fully Adjustable fits 2 /Two Screens up to 27" ~ (by VIVO)

It's really heavy duty. The problem is that the displays will droop over time because they are so heavy. I had to fiddle with mine every few months.

u/chrrie · 1 pointr/macsetups

The clock app is Fliqlo and the stand is this. I originally bought it for my iPhone but it holds the pad no prob.

u/davitzo18 · 14 pointsr/macsetups


S4 mini nfc

Macbook pro 15" 2018



Dell s2716dg (left)

LG Ultrafine 5k 27"

Monitor arm:



Apple homepod space grey



Logitech K280e



Logitech g305



Hp omen 300

u/No_Chest_Hair · 3 pointsr/macsetups

Amazon has a few cheap mice that work really well and have more features than a lot of really expensive mice.

I bought this mouse for about 10 bucks after my expensive Bluetooth mouse broke. Over a year and a half later, it is still kicking ass. It's ugly as hell, but the only thing I would trade it for is a Logitech MX Master

u/PastyGangstuh · 3 pointsr/macsetups

This is the one I'm using.

It's connected to the monitor on my right so it's my secondary monitor. There is a slight delay and a slight stutter in motion but for the most part it's not noticeable. After about 5-10 minutes I completely forget it's different than my central monitor. My main issue so far seems to be the the 4GB of RAM on my MacBook Air. I've never had a problem with it before (and I do some computer intensive things like large scale simulation stuff) but if I try to run a fullscreen video on the adapter screen while doing other things on the middle screen the whole system starts to lag noticeably. I don't know if this is an issue with Yosemite in particular or if it is one of the many bugs that the Yosemite version of the displaylink driver has but it's frustrating. What this usually means is that I either need to not put too many things on the right screen or I need to avoid RAM hungry apps (in particular chrome). It's manageable but it's frustrating to have to manage it in the first place.

Also, Netflix won't work in Safari with the driver/adapter installed. You get some error about how one of the displays isn't "hdcp compliant". Oddly enough, it will work in Chrome even without the Silverlight plugin. I suspect the adapter I bought isn't hdcp compliant and I don't know if any of them are. I'm not sure how Chrome is working around this. Magic, I suspect.