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Old Dec 21, 2012, 04:36 AM   #1
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2012 Mini users, please post a pic of your setup.

Hello,

How are you?
Knowing that one advantage of the iMac for me is the all in one design and how cable and clutter free the setup is, I was wondering how to you have your mini setup and how it looks.
So, please post a pic of your setup and the components (monitor, speakers, mouse, keyboard.)

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Old Dec 21, 2012, 09:57 AM   #2
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Posted before, but this is my setup. Mac mini on the right with TB display, iPad 3 on a Twelve South HoverBar.

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Old Dec 21, 2012, 11:54 AM   #3
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Posted before, but this is my setup. Mac mini on the left with TB display, iPad 3 on a Twelve South HoverBar.
Mac Mini sure looks to be on the right to me!
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 12:36 PM   #4
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Mac Mini sure looks to be on the right to me!
Maybe he is speaking anatomical left?
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 12:50 PM   #5
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Posted before, but this is my setup. Mac mini on the left with TB display, iPad 3 on a Twelve South HoverBar.
What's the background light?
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 07:30 PM   #6
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I've always had trouble telling my left from my right. Pretty much ended my tank driving career.

Anyway, the backlight is the Dioder from Ikea:

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Old Dec 21, 2012, 08:10 PM   #7
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I've always had trouble telling my left from my right. Pretty much ended my tank driving career.
Ha, I can hear the yelling at you now over the intercom too funny
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 08:25 PM   #8
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I've always had trouble telling my left from my right. Pretty much ended my tank driving career.

Anyway, the backlight is the Dioder from Ikea:
What then is on your left? Mac Pro? Cheers

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Old Dec 21, 2012, 08:34 PM   #9
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What then is on your left? Mac Pro? Cheers
The left is a noisy PC. Pay it no mind.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 04:36 PM   #10
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Few pics of various parts of my setup, all of it brand new. Really pleased with everything I must say:

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Old Dec 23, 2012, 05:48 PM   #11
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Few pics of various parts of my setup, all of it brand new. Really pleased with everything I must say:
What are your Mac Mini spec's? Nice setup!
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 07:17 PM   #12
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This is my setup, late 2012 Mac mini dual core Intel i5 2.5GHz, 4GB of RAM, Apple Wired keyboard and Logitech wired optical mouse. The monitor is Philips 150C4 Display (15" 1024 x 768 pixels, its from 2003!), and a USB extender for my flash drive. I hope to get some speakers soon but I'm quite surprised at the sound that comes from the mini already. It's a simple setup really, nothing too fancy!
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 07:30 PM   #13
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Anyway, the backlight is the Dioder from Ikea:

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Curious, is there an ergonomic benefit to backlighting like that, or is it just cool?
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 11:57 PM   #14
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Curious, is there an ergonomic benefit to backlighting like that, or is it just cool?
It saves having to find a spot for a desk lamp.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 03:36 AM   #15
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What are your Mac Mini spec's? Nice setup!
I have the I5 model with the RAM upgraded to 16GB. I've considered adding a SSD at some point in the new year too.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 03:57 AM   #16
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Few pics of various parts of my setup, all of it brand new. Really pleased with everything I must say:

Nice photos, what's our Flickr username?

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Old Dec 24, 2012, 09:30 AM   #17
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Nice photos, what's our Flickr username?
Hi glad you like them

My Flickr account is not quite ready for prime time yet. I previously used it for personal stuff but Im in the process of gearing it more towards professional photography. When its ready I'll be sure to post more Apple related pics here and include the link.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 09:58 AM   #18
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My setup for now. Hoping Santa brings me a new monitor.

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Old Dec 24, 2012, 01:24 PM   #19
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Mini and Work Laptop in One Station

My "office" has migrated to the dining room as the three kids took all the other bedrooms. Ingrates. :-) It's actually, not bad, keeps me central and close to where they do homework.

So, when it was time to leave the 7 year old Core Duo mini to the kids and migrate my data, photo libraries, and media server to a new machine, I wanted it where I worked, but didn't have the room for a monitor for my work laptop and an iMac or similar. So I picked up a Dell U2412M monitor (love it), a 2.6GHz quad core mini, added 16GB of memory and a Samsung 840Pro SSD myself, and set it up thusly:

The monitor is shared between the two machines. Work gets a VGA connection and is still able to drive the monitor clearly at full resolution (great for enormous spreadsheets), the mini gets the DisplayPort connection and has no trouble using the RGB color space. It's been calibrated and looks great. The wireless keyboard and track pad tuck underneath the monitor when I'm using the laptop. The Mini hides behind the monitor and just silently does it's thing. I programmed the Dell to have two of the bezel buttons flip between VGA/DisplayPort, so switching inputs is quick.

Really, the whole mess works pretty well.

LOL, just noticed my Ibizian hound photobombed the shot!
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 03:11 PM   #20
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My "office" has migrated to the dining room as the three kids took all the other bedrooms. Ingrates. :-) It's actually, not bad, keeps me central and close to where they do homework.

So, when it was time to leave the 7 year old Core Duo mini to the kids and migrate my data, photo libraries, and media server to a new machine, I wanted it where I worked, but didn't have the room for a monitor for my work laptop and an iMac or similar. So I picked up a Dell U2412M monitor (love it), a 2.6GHz quad core mini, added 16GB of memory and a Samsung 840Pro SSD myself, and set it up thusly:

The monitor is shared between the two machines. Work gets a VGA connection and is still able to drive the monitor clearly at full resolution (great for enormous spreadsheets), the mini gets the DisplayPort connection and has no trouble using the RGB color space. It's been calibrated and looks great. The wireless keyboard and track pad tuck underneath the monitor when I'm using the laptop. The Mini hides behind the monitor and just silently does it's thing. I programmed the Dell to have two of the bezel buttons flip between VGA/DisplayPort, so switching inputs is quick.

Really, the whole mess works pretty well.

LOL, just noticed my Ibizian hound photobombed the shot!
That dog is awesome looking! Do yo u have your mini Velcro down or just on its side?
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 05:02 PM   #21
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I was gonna post, but after seeing Rubens pics. I am gonna have to break out my camera and break bad with Lightroom4..

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Ok I am back.. I didnt spend all day but here it is.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 08:09 PM   #22
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 10:22 PM   #23
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That dog is awesome looking! Do yo u have your mini Velcro down or just on its side?
No velcro, just a threat of death to any kid that knocks it over. I may get a stand at some point. I'd like to add a nice speaker to the setup for AirPlay in this part of the house. Shame the B&W MM-1 are so expensive...
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 11:30 PM   #24
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 02:17 AM   #25
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here is mine, don't find the mini to cause me any problems with wires or anything
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