Summertime vibes in the south of Sweden, M1-style [Setups]

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Not summering on the Baltic Sea shoreline in the south of Sweden, are you?
Not summering on the Baltic Sea shoreline in the south of Sweden, are you?
Photo: N3oPuff@Reddit.com

Redditor N3oPuff drew some attention on the social media platform with a setup photo that flaunts mind-blowing gear not so much as it does natural beauty. It definitely brings to mind the old real estate maxim: “location, location, location.” But an M1 Mac mini always helps.

In fact, it could be the perfect Setup for a summer Friday.

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Summertime vibes in the south of Sweden

N3oPuff, or “Puff” as we’ll call them, induces extreme envy with a pic of a spare “summer setup” on a rustic table, probably in a kitchen, overlooking a seaside scene through big windows. Turns out it’s the Baltic Sea out there, seen from the shoreline of southern Sweden.

If you’re reading this in, say, the average American town you’ve been sick of your whole life, that sounds pretty exotic, no? Not that we’re projecting. Much. Our town is fine.

M1 Mac mini, iPad Pro and a mean gaming laptop

The beauty of Puff’s setup is in its simplicity — in addition to its setting. An M1 Mac mini is tucked behind a 32-inch Samsung 4k monitor it shares with an Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 Gaming Laptop.

The Samsung monitor has a space-saving design. It features a three-sized frameless bezel and an integrated arm stand that the manufacturer says provides 40% more usable desk space than a typical monitor stand.

We all know the M1 chip, with its integrated memory, makes the new Mac mini a formidable machine. And the Asus laptop is no slouch, either, when it comes to playtime. It boasts a 120 Hz refresh rate and a powerful graphics card. You harder-core gamers can get it with up to 40GB of RAM and an SSD as large as 2TB.

What could be better? Oh. A 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Puff probably takes it for long walk on the beach when they get tired of looking at all that prettiness though the windows.

Cool mechanical keyboard and mouse, too

The rest of the outfit is more impressive than it seems at a glance, as well.

This is the first time we’ve come across a Happy Hacking Professional2 mechanical keyboard, “Made by Programmers for Programmers.” Built by Fujitsu, it features a compact layout with just 60 keys. Under those keys lurk Topre switches. They’re a cross between a mechanical spring based switch, a rubber dome switch and a capacitive sensor.

“Keyboards with the Topre switch require only a gentle push to register a keystroke and offer satisfying ‘bouncy’ feel,” according to Fujitsu. And at about $245, the Happy Hacking Professional2 isn’t exactly cheap.

Along with the slick little keyboard, Puff’s got a Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse, one of the most popular models we see in setups. It has a scroll wheel for horizontal navigation and gestures. It makes switching among up to three devices as easy as pressing a button. And, as you can see, Puff doesn’t need a mouse pad to get it to track.

And at the beach you need primo tunes

Last but not least, Puff has premium cans for music and gaming: the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700. The sleek over-ear wireless Bluetooth set competes with the likes of AirPods Max and Sony’s WH1000XM4. All of them go for between $300 and $400.

And, in case you missed it, Bose is most likely about to come out with the QuietComfort 45, a refresh on an old favorite.

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