Quad 30" ACD with Mac Pro - Picture

macpro2000

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Just got my old Mac Pro 1,1 fully complete with 4 perfect 30" ACDs.... will be nice to hook up a new Mac Pro in a couple weeks.
 

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lexR

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im guessing the new Mac Pro? looks a beautiful thing, i should of done better at school...
 

Cubemmal

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I've done that kind of thing. One too many screens IMO. I also find it better to have a larger central monitor and smaller side.
 

DeltaMac

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I saw another 4x30" setup when I was doing some tech work in a design engineering business about 5 years ago. The user had the 30-inch ACDs set in a 2x2 configuration, not side by side.
 

macpro2000

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I tried that with 23" ACDs on each side...JV...gotta have the big ones if you can. :)
 

ybz90

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First, very nice. Second, have you considered 2x2? It makes more sense ergonomically and for productivity so you don't have to keep turning your head.
 

macpro2000

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First, very nice. Second, have you considered 2x2? It makes more sense ergonomically and for productivity so you don't have to keep turning your head.
I really haven't, good idea however. I think I really like to have a main display directly in front though.
 

Freida

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Just got my old Mac Pro 1,1 fully complete with 4 perfect 30" ACDs.... will be nice to hook up a new Mac Pro in a couple weeks.
I miss those screens. Matte beauty! The new mirrors are simply ugly and useless. I hope that when they release an update they will tackle the reflections better than in the iMacs. There are non reflective glass technologies readily available so why can't they go for it?

Nice setup man, to me I would not have the 4th one as its not ergonomically positioned for me but if it works for you then amazing :)

Shame I had to sell my ACD :(
 

seveej

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Just got my old Mac Pro 1,1 fully complete with 4 perfect 30" ACDs.... will be nice to hook up a new Mac Pro in a couple weeks.
OP, here - looking at a single 20" ACD - I have to say that is a massive amount of screen real estate...

I have to ask though: What on earth do you need that number of pixels for?

RGDS,
 

macpro2000

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I miss those screens. Matte beauty! The new mirrors are simply ugly and useless. I hope that when they release an update they will tackle the reflections better than in the iMacs. There are non reflective glass technologies readily available so why can't they go for it?

Nice setup man, to me I would not have the 4th one as its not ergonomically positioned for me but if it works for you then amazing :)

Shame I had to sell my ACD :(
I added the 4th one just cause I had room on the wall. I use my optometric practice management software on one screen. The rest is for safari. :)
 

Rich.Cohen

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I added the 4th one just cause I had room on the wall. I use my optometric practice management software on one screen. The rest is for safari. :)
I'm curious. Do you often open one window across two or more screens? How well does that work in practice? On a few occasions I've tried extending a spreadsheet across two screens, but my second monitor is smaller than my main and it doesn't work that well. Also some data tends to get chopped by the screen boundary.
 

macpro2000

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I'm curious. Do you often open one window across two or more screens? How well does that work in practice? On a few occasions I've tried extending a spreadsheet across two screens, but my second monitor is smaller than my main and it doesn't work that well. Also some data tends to get chopped by the screen boundary.
I actually do that quite a bit in Numbers. Works perfect, much better when they are the same size.
 

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