Quick look at my current computer and computer desk setup.
I am always interested in hearing about other people’s computer setups. That’s why I have decided to post this quick video showing my current photo and video editing setup.
Sept 2014 – My Computer Setup
Let’s start off with my office. I have moved my office from the first floor to the second floor too many times to remember. I go back and forth with wanting the quiet, sound-treated office upstairs, to wanting the office on the first floor for convenience.
At this time, I have decided I wanted to have the quick access to my computer by having the office on the first floor. This also allows me to interact with the family more and help with greeting clients (for http://southtownk9.com) as they pull up into the circle drive.
I keep the office clean and free of clutter. Since I tend to get stressed out fairly easy with all of the responsibilities I currently have, keeping my computer desk (and overall office work area) clean and free from clutter really helps to minimize the distractions while I am working on the computer.
This is probably the biggest change. I went from a custom built i7 3770s, 32 GB DDR3, dual SSD, Windows 8 box to an iMac 27″.
Now, I thought about this for a very long time. Since my newest hobby is photography, and I like to dabble in video editing, having a really nice display meant a lot to me. Not only the display, but I really wanted to enjoy working with the operating system. I have used a Macbook Air 13″ for some time now and absolutely love it. Everything from the size, weight, look, feel to the actual operating system.
Before everyone starts bashing me for switching to Apple, let me say that I have used and tried a lot of different systems over the years. When it really comes down to what operating system someone should use, I always say “use whatever you want / like”.
For me, OS X helps keep me motivated and wanting to work, record and edit videos, etc. Sure, Windows runs all of the applications just fine as well, but OS X kind of gives me that Linux feel (especially with the way virtual desktops work, or better known as Spaces).
I will go into more detail about the actual computer, operating system, and applications in a future post, but for now, I wanted to give you my thoughts and reasoning for switching from Windows to Mac.
- Keyboard: Apple Wireless Keyboard (bluetooth)
- Mouse: Apple Magic Mouse (bluetooth)
- Trackpad: Apple Magic Trackpad (bluetooth)