• Sign in to Neowin Faster!

    Create an account on Neowin to contribute and support the site.

Sign in to follow this  

Your Mac Hardware Setup

Recommended Posts

+fusi0n    1,929

post-61856-0-82158800-1383310025.png

 

2012 Macbook Pro 15"

i7 2.3 Ghz

256GB SSD

1TB HD (Replaced Optic Drive)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
+InsaneNutter    1,291

I had never read this thread before so ended up on the first page when I viewed it, what a contrast 10 years in technology makes:

2003:

 

desktop from this afternoon

 

post-60-1062453122.jpg

2013:


My new 27-inch iMac with Fusion Drive. Ordered an additional 8 GB of memory from Crucial. The one on the left had a poorly installed LCD panel and suffered from extensive backlight bleeding. Returned it to Apple.
 
post-128385-0-16195100-1359065695.jpg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
neeldenn    26

 

I had never read this thread before so ended up on the first page when I viewed it, what a contrast 10 years in technology makes:

2003:

 

2013:

 

10 more reasons to look forward to the next 10 years! :)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TrickierStinky    4

Ordered my 27inch iMac yesterday....can safely say I'm like a giddy little child!

 

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX780M 4GB GDDR5
  • 3.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
  • 16GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM-2X8GB
  • 1TB Fusion Drive

 

Two questions..

 

I see so many iMacs on here with external speakers, are the internal speakers not that good?

and would you recommend buying another 16gb from Cruical or would 16gb be good enough for video editing, gaming and graphic design?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ObiWanToby    35

My new 27-inch iMac with Fusion Drive. Ordered an additional 8 GB of memory from Crucial. The one on the left had a poorly installed LCD panel and suffered from extensive backlight bleeding. Returned it to Apple.

 

Your room looks similar to my office. Black accent wall with grey walls. I love the overhead LEDs, might have to try to do that. 

 

Strange, as of late I've had issues with Apple quality. I had to return my 13 inch rMBP Haswell because the screen had a cluster of white dead pixels. A Retina iPad Mini had a dark shadow spot as well. They were excellent at exchanges, it just seems odd.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 Bit    5

My simple desk...

 

1511248_617419878303642_1257261861_n.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Matrix XII    38

^ That is clean man, what a beautifully modern setup!

 

 

I still have my:

 

13" Macbook Pro (late 2011)

intel core i5 2.3ghz

8GB DDR3-1333

120gb Crucial M4 SSD

750gb WD Caviar Black (in place of optical drive)

OS X 10.9.1

 

Still going strong. I love modding this machine, but I don't know where to go from here after upgrading to an SSD and removing the optical drive for another 750gb of storage.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
beanboy89    169

My simple desk...

And to your left if the microchip manufacturing area. :p

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
.Neo    1,834

 

I had never read this thread before so ended up on the first page when I viewed it, what a contrast 10 years in technology makes:

2003:

 

2013:

2014  ;)

 

iMac

27-inch, Late 2013

3,5 GHz Intel Core i7

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M 4096 MB

1 TB Fusion Drive

post-128385-0-31102200-1394378161.jpg

post-128385-0-43252700-1394378222.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
+InsaneNutter    1,291

2014  ;)

 

iMac

27-inch, Late 2013

3,5 GHz Intel Core i7

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M 4096 MB

1 TB Fusion Drive

 

Not quite the same contrast a year later ;) however if the iMac's are that silm now it makes you wonder what we'll be looking at in 10 years time!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
.Neo    1,834

Not quite the same contrast a year later ;) however if the iMac's are that silm now it makes you wonder what we'll be looking at in 10 years time!

Well my CPU is now 100 MHz faster compared to when the previous picture was taken!  :p

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ambroos    801

I just picked up a 2009 Mac Mini for a ridiculously low price. Runs pretty well, only has some issues with smooth Mission Control at my 1920x1200. Going to add an SSD and upgrade to 8GB RAM to have an OS X development machine. Also upgraded from a Magic Mouse to a Magic Trackpad on my iMac at work and I love it! With a ton of extra taps and gestures in BetterTouchTool I'm faster than I've ever been before!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
freak180    551

2014  ;)

 

iMac

27-inch, Late 2013

3,5 GHz Intel Core i7

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M 4096 MB

1 TB Fusion Drive

More like where did you get a desk like that from???

My simple desk...

 

1511248_617419878303642_1257261861_n.jpg

west elm desk?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
+LogicalApex    1,747

2014  ;)

 

iMac

27-inch, Late 2013

3,5 GHz Intel Core i7

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M 4096 MB

1 TB Fusion Drive

I have the same speakers, love them BTW!

 

Why is your sub not on the floor though?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
+warwagon    12,743

 I picked up an 27 iMac i7 16GB Ram 1TB HDD / 256 SSD = $200 :laugh: ... should I feel bad?

 

Also got an Macbook Pro 15 inch Mid 2011 i5 8GB ram for $400 from the same guy before I got the iMac and before I knew he would go lower.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Brandon H    2,690

 I picked up an 27 iMac i7 16GB Ram 1TB HDD / 256 SSD = $200 :laugh: ... should I feel bad?

how the hell did you manage to get all that for so cheap?!?  :huh: you lucky bastard  :laugh:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
+warwagon    12,743

how the hell did you manage to get all that for so cheap?!?  :huh: you lucky bastard  :laugh:

 

It's a guy who I do a monthly remote checkup on his machines, was "Spring Cleaning" and wondered if I wanted it .... OH and the same time I got the iMac from him I also got a 24 inch HP i5 touchsmart 630 for just getting rid of his data. :D = Free. .... I LOVE my job.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
offroadaaron    226

 I picked up an 27 iMac i7 16GB Ram 1TB HDD / 256 SSD = $200 :laugh: ... should I feel bad?

 

Also got an Macbook Pro 15 inch Mid 2011 i5 8GB ram for $400 from the same guy before I got the iMac and before I knew he would go lower.

Cool story but where are the pictures?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Chicane-UK    674

Been a Mac owner (again) for the last 6 months or so now.. probably should get my setup photographed at some point! :) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ambroos    801

I'll get a real pic with my camera as soon as I find a place to put all my old books. This was just shot with my Xperia Z1.

 

Sony Vaio Z (2010 model, 13", 1600x900 power beast, HDMI to monitor)

Dell U2412M

Sony Walkman dock (yes, I still use an actual Walkman but the dock is mostly used as a speaker set since it sounds amazing, sub hidden on the floor)

Mac Mini (late 2009, 128GB SSD, 320GB HDD, 8GB RAM)

Sony Xperia Tablet Z (with LTE)

Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 (I have a few of these sets, love them!)

 

EXvyyrt.jpg

 

Not sure if it actually qualifies as a "Mac Hardware Setup" with just an old Mac Mini, but hey :P

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MrBear5587    12

Finally switched from a PC after 16 years.

Late 2013 iMac
i7-4771 (3.5GHz)

32Gb RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M 4Gb

512Mb PCIE Flash

 

Loving it! Should have switched years ago. Magic Trackpad is awesome!

post-50479-0-52405600-1403994391.jpg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
offroadaaron    226

Finally switched from a PC after 16 years.

512Mb PCIE Flash

 

That's not a lot of space!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Xerino    324

Never thought I would join the ranks of mac users, but I picked up a macbook pro yesterday for $250

 

Early 2008 Macbook Pro 15

Intel Core 2 Duo 2.53ghz.

4GB DDR2 667 RAM

160GB Hard Drive

Geforce 8600m GT

OSX Mavericks 10.9.4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rudy    457

That's not a lot of space!

only 64MB  :woot:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
+Frank B.    7,149

ScreenShot2014-08-03at13.53.54.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.