Originally Posted by tdhockeyfan424
Here is an updated post of my work and home setups as of today.Work
I am the IT Director for a consumer electronics distributor in the midwest (basically I manage all aspects of our technology and technology strategy). Setup is similar to before with a few upgrades (switched back to the Apple keyboard, added a Drobo, switched to an SSD).
Mac Pro - Dual Quad-Core 2.26Ghz Xeon, 12GB RAM, SSD for Mac, HDs for VMs
Three Dell 24" Monitors mounting using individual mounts
Drobo w/ Three 2.0TB Disks
Logitech Performance MX Mouse
Wacom Bamboo Tablet (for nothing more than signing things)
Plantronics Savi Office Headset (Connects to Phone and Computer)
Bose Companion 2 Speakers (all I need for work)
Monster Beats Studio Headphones (not pictured, in the drawer)
Realspace Draycott Chair (awesome chair the low price, $250 at office depot)
Also in the office (not pictured) there is a small refrigerator (filled will diet pepsi), a big shredder and another large desk for new equipment setup (so I don't clutter my desk).
Since I'm sure it will be asked, the magic trackpad is in the back because I don't use it all the time. It doesn't work as well with 16:9 monitors setup as 3 x 1 because of the width but I do like using it when doing some tasks (web browsing, processing e-mails, etc). I usually keep it between the keyboard and mouse but moved it up top earlier as I wasn't using it at the time and it was in the way.Home
In addition to working on normal work at home I do some freelance work (mainly clients I still take care of from when I was in college), personal computing (e-mail, social network, photos, etc) and am involved in managing another company I'm invested in. I've had nearly 40 macs over the years (I upgrade a lot) and am happier now more than ever. The 17" MBP is an awesome product that allows me to setup in whatever city I'm in and be fully productive and the iPad allows me to go through days of travel and meetings without having to constantly manage the battery life of different devices. Everything you see are just tools, the best tools in my opinion are the ones that allow you to focus on what needs to be done and not worry about the tools themselves; Apple makes great products that fit that profile.
17" MacBook Pro, i5 Processor w/ 8GB RAM and an SSD
Dual 20" Cinema Displays (second one connected via USB video card)
iPad (32GB Wifi, I have a MiFi)
Bose Companion 5 Speakers
Bose QC3 Headphones (not pictured, in the drawer)
Cheap Epson MFP in the closet that only gets used for scanning and printing boarding passes
27" iMac (for my wife on a small desk on the other side of the room, not pictured)
You can see info on my work setup and some older setups at ....http://shawnblanc.net/2009/11/pennington-mac-setup/http://lifehacker.com/5556640/macs-a...on-home-officehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/penningtonj/