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Old Jul 27, 2014, 09:02 AM   #1851
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I realised my macbook was on the desk all the time and left the house only once…
I have an iPad and it's more than enough when I need something portable.
I made a list of all the reasons why I should change the laptop + external display combo for an iMac, maybe it will help you as well:

1. 250gb of storage vs 3TB of fusion drive - macbook's drive was constantly full and it became really annoying when I wanted to keep some files on the computer, like iTunes library, more photos, etc. I take a lot of pictures and they take a lot of space when in raw format, and then later even more as photoshop files.

2. 16GB vs 32GB of ram - although macbook pro is really fast, iMac is blazing
fast.

3. 1GB vs 2GB graphics - I play a lot in Batman Arkham games and had to turn down most of the graphic settings when on macbook - now have everything at MAX

4. Faster processor

5. For the past 8 months I was working on photos and design, 10, 12 hours a day and with the Thunderbolt Display I had to cover the window with a paper background so I wouldn't have any reflections on the screen, now I don't need to do anything, iMac's screen has almost no reflections.

I sold the display for £600 and macbook for £1000 and bought a second hand iMac on the very same day for £1550 I used gumtree to do that.

Hope that helps!
Yes thank you. Gumtree seems to be a European site so I may not be able to use that cause I'm in Canada. But I'm looking on the Apple refurbs page and Kijiji. The iMac refurb with your specs would be $2,339 Canadian plus tax. I don't do anything graphically intensive so the iMac may be a bit too much for me. I'm thinking even a rMBP 13" with external display would work for me. But the one thing I like about the 27" iMac is that you can change the Ram if you need it cause of the little door on the back. One thing I actually tend to notice now on the iMac is the pixels. Even at a normal viewing distance. I don't notice that on my "hi-res" 15" 2011 MBP. The iMac display doesn't seem so crisp now that the "retina" screens have been around for a while. Does the iMac screen seem pretty crisp to you or do you miss the retina screen of the MBP?

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Old Jul 28, 2014, 03:24 PM   #1852
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New Mac, new picture
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 04:20 PM   #1853
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New desk

Wife spent the day at IKEA ... came with a car full of new stuff for her desk and a surprise. a new desk + shelves for my desk.
I spent the evening to mount everything (2 desks, some shelves and 4 4*4boxes shelves ...)
So happy with my new desk !
HW is on my sig, almost nothing changed except the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0" on the right of the screen
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 06:56 PM   #1854
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So… I sold the retina Macbook Pro & Thunderbolt Display combo and bought a 27" iMac with a 3TB Fusion drive, 32GB of RAM and 2GB graphic card. It's a freaking beast!

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Love your setup. I've got the same desk and draws, the white Ikea stuff works so well.
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Old Yesterday, 02:08 PM   #1856
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Brought home some JBL LSR305's today. Loving the new look!

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Is that a desk pad? I like the looks, what kind is that?
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Old Yesterday, 02:13 PM   #1857
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Is that a CODE keyboard?
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Old Yesterday, 03:09 PM   #1858
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Is that a CODE keyboard?
Nah, it's a CM Storm Quick Fire XT with browns.
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So… I sold the retina Macbook Pro & Thunderbolt Display combo and bought a 27" iMac with a 3TB Fusion drive, 32GB of RAM and 2GB graphic card. It's a freaking beast!
And I thought I was bad by having 2 externals on my iMac backpack...
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So… I sold the retina Macbook Pro & Thunderbolt Display combo and bought a 27" iMac with a 3TB Fusion drive, 32GB of RAM and 2GB graphic card. It's a freaking beast!

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Clean setup, what is the pen/holder?
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Old Today, 10:09 AM   #1862
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i love this setup.. best one i have seen to date
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Old Today, 10:51 AM   #1863
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So… I sold the retina Macbook Pro & Thunderbolt Display combo and bought a 27" iMac with a 3TB Fusion drive, 32GB of RAM and 2GB graphic card. It's a freaking beast!

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Why get a 3TB Fusion Drive when you have 3 externals tucked in the back? Seems like it may have been better to go with a 256GB or 512GB SSD internally and use your externals for more space as needed.
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Old Today, 11:44 AM   #1865
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Whats the clock near the ATD?
It's the controller for the treadmill. Here's a picture of the desk in an elevated position.

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Old Today, 11:46 AM   #1866
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It's the controller for the treadmill. Here's a picture of the desk in an elevated position.

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So both ATD's are hooked up the MBP in the henge dock and you only use one monitor at a time depending on if your using the seat or the threadmill?
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Old Today, 02:41 PM   #1867
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So both ATD's are hooked up the MBP in the henge dock and you only use one monitor at a time depending on if your using the seat or the threadmill?
Sometimes, yes. Other times the displays aren't mirrored and I move them closer together when I am working on projects that need the extra space.
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Old Today, 02:45 PM   #1868
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Sometimes, yes. Other times the displays aren't mirrored and I move them closer together when I am working on projects that need the extra space.
It's a very nice setup, i would just recommend this:

http://www.monitorsinmotion.com/
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I feel like we just like the most simple set ups on here. If someone were to post an iPhone on an oversized desk we would all love it
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