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Old Nov 11, 2012, 11:56 PM   #451
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Nice setup but why didn't you post it in the mac setups thread in the picture gallery?
Ya I knew there was another thread I just couldn't find it. But I will now. Thanks
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 01:40 PM   #452
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Where did you get that background?
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I think I just googled 2650x1440 space backgrounds, or something to that effect. I unfortunately do not remember the exact source.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 07:28 PM   #453
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Im looking for some help as well, when I have my mac hooked up to my thunderbolt display, how can I set it so when I close the lid it continues to work with an external keyboard and mouse?

Thanks Guys!
I recently purchased a Twelve South BookArc, and they have a video on their website (In the FAQ section) that shows how to use a MacBook while closed in the stand (When connected directly to a monitor).
I use mine in Screen Sharing mode to display my MacBook Air screen on my iMac display when necessary. In this case, I had to use a program called InsomniaX. It allows you to disable the sleep function when the lid is closed.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 08:35 PM   #454
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 08:36 PM   #455
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My 27" 2011 iMac with Thunderbolt Display and 24" Acer B243HL monitor (Which will be replaced by an updated Thunderbolt Display whenever they are released). They are mounted on a stacked Boa II and Boa from Monitors in Motion (Thanks to dubaimac for bringing these great arms to my attention). I placed a Twelve South BookArc behind the iMac so I could display my MacBook Air's screen in Screen Sharing mode as necessary while utilizing the Thunderbolt Display's MagSafe cable. The desk is a Raxxess ACD 42-56B, with RB-60B bridge and KBS-2B keyboard tray.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 12:58 AM   #456
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My 27" 2011 iMac with Thunderbolt Display and 24" Acer B243HL monitor (Which will be replaced by an updated Thunderbolt Display whenever they are released). They are mounted on a stacked Boa II and Boa from Monitors in Motion (Thanks to dubaimac for bringing these great arms to my attention). I placed a Twelve South BookArc behind the iMac so I could display my MacBook Air's screen in Screen Sharing mode as necessary while utilizing the Thunderbolt Display's MagSafe cable. The desk is a Raxxess ACD 42-56B, with RB-60B bridge and KBS-2B keyboard tray.
haha, reminds me of that scene from swordfish

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Old Nov 17, 2012, 05:23 AM   #457
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haha, reminds me of that scene from swordfish

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Old Nov 18, 2012, 03:22 PM   #458
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 08:49 PM   #459
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Would someone be able to measure for me the distance from tabletop to the bottom of the thunderbolt display. . I am considering buying the TBD but I would like to make sure I still have room to put my Altec speakers underneath..
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 08:58 PM   #460
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Would someone be able to measure for me the distance from tabletop to the bottom of the thunderbolt display. . I am considering buying the TBD but I would like to make sure I still have room to put my Altec speakers underneath..
Just a bit over 3.5" (3.5625").
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 11:12 AM   #461
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 01:26 PM   #462
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Here's my setup.

Macs:
Mac Mini (2011)
Macbook Pro 13" (mid 2012)
Powermac G5 (late 2005)

iDevices
iPod Touch 4GB (64GB)
iPhone 3GS (16GB)
iPad 1 (16GB)
iPad 4 (16GB)

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Thunderbolt Display
Magic Mouse x2
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Non Apple:
24" Samsung monitor
Samsung R510
2x Western digital external hard drives.
Sony headphones.
I do have an Apple battery charger off camera - but that's not really apart of the setup.

How can I improve the set-up?
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 05:02 PM   #463
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 06:31 PM   #464
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 02:58 AM   #465
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heres mine, , finally got my new 27 inch the other day finally 6 and a half weeks after i ordered it ,3.4, installed 32gb corsair, 680 graphics, 768ssd (i know, i know)....got two mounting arms ill be using on the two tb displays to bring them up in line with the imac...Just havent had the time to do it but ill post some pics up of that as well soon as i do...great pics everyone!!
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 03:10 PM   #466
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pictures are so deceiving. you really lose a sense of the massive amount of space multiple 27 inch monitors take up. it doesnt look that big in the pictures however if you actually measure out 3 27inch monitors its massive. I salute all the people who managed to fit 3 27 inch displays on one desk. that would span across the entire wall of my room.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 08:00 PM   #467
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heres mine, , finally got my new 27 inch the other day finally 6 and a half weeks after i ordered it ,3.4, installed 32gb corsair, 680 graphics, 768ssd (i know, i know)....got two mounting arms ill be using on the two tb displays to bring them up in line with the imac...Just havent had the time to do it but ill post some pics up of that as well soon as i do...great pics everyone!!
How do you find the new 27" iMac's screen compares with the Thunderbolt Display? Can you give us a quick rundown of the differences you notice in day-to-day use?
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 10:37 PM   #468
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[QUOTE=JacksterD;16656923]How do you find the new 27" iMac's screen compares with the Thunderbolt Display? Can you give us a quick rundown of the differences you notice in day-to-day use?[/QUOT

ok well first i dont notice any difference in picture quality whatsoever, their both awesome when set to the highest resoloution, only thing i noticed is that the imac can go a little brighter if you turn the brightness all the way up...Now however it definately does have less glare which is a huge plus and if you look real real close you can see how the imacs display is laminated to the display whereas the tb has the gap in the display, this gives it a slightly crisper look and i emphasize slightly, if your really really looking for differences...other than that their both pretty dead on as far as picture quality goes.

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pictures are so deceiving. you really lose a sense of the massive amount of space multiple 27 inch monitors take up. it doesnt look that big in the pictures however if you actually measure out 3 27inch monitors its massive. I salute all the people who managed to fit 3 27 inch displays on one desk. that would span across the entire wall of my room.

thats actually a really good point you make, your so right, after i took the picture i said "hmmm that doesnt do it justice" lol but yes i had to buy another desk just to fit all three.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:01 AM   #469
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Above a magnet turn off the screen, but the air circulation keep good.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:57 PM   #470
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Hope this counts!

Here is my MacBook 17" with a 27" Crossover 27Q-P. The screen is basically one that apple rejected and then put in new housing and sold on.

The good thing about this monitor is that it rotates 90 degree to portrait which is handy for my work

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Old Jan 30, 2013, 05:41 PM   #471
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Hope this counts!

Here is my MacBook 17" with a 27" Crossover 27Q-P. The screen is basically one that apple rejected and then put in new housing and sold on.

The good thing about this monitor is that it rotates 90 degree to portrait which is handy for my work.
I like the black frame on that monitor. Very nice.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:52 PM   #472
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 04:12 AM   #473
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So, I returned from my 6 month stay in Madrid, Spain. I'm back home in my beloved apartment (Amsterdam). I, therefore, purchased myself a new desk. A very nice teak oak table. Treated with some oil for good protection and it'll be good for years to come! Expensive but worth it ( I hope.. )

What do you see?

- 15" MacBook Pro Retina 2.6Ghz, 8GB RAM , 512GB SSD.
- 27" Thunderbolt Display
- Hercules XPS101 Speakers
- Magic Trackpad & Apple Wireless Keyboard
- iPad Mini 32GB Wifi White
- iPhone 5 32Gb White
- Rain mStand
- Desk (160cm x 90 cm)

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- Airport Expresses
- Time Capsule 2TB

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Old Feb 3, 2013, 10:28 AM   #474
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Here is my MacBook 17" with a 27" Crossover 27Q-P. The screen is basically one that apple rejected and then put in new housing and sold on.

The good thing about this monitor is that it rotates 90 degree to portrait which is handy for my work

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Where did you purchase your monitor? Is it a matte (non glossy) screen? Thanks
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 01:30 PM   #475
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Where did you purchase your monitor? Is it a matte (non glossy) screen? Thanks
He probably got it off of ebay. It's glossy.
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