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Two powerhouse MacBooks drive dual Studio Displays [Setups]


Not everyone can say they have two late model MacBooks Pro and two Studio Displays, but the employer helped out in this case.
Not everyone can say they have two late model MacBooks Pro and two Studio Displays, but the employer helped out in this case.

Not many folks get to flaunt two late-model, powerhouse MacBook Pro laptops along with two Studio Displays in their computer setup — but it certainly becomes more likely when an employer contributes gear. Today’s featured setup comes from an art director in just that situation.

His Apple-all-the-way setup won much praise, but some commenters on social media had fits over a backward-facing MacBook Pro — and provided a fix for the flagrant flub.

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Setup’s pair of powerhouse MacBooks drive dual Studio Displays

Redditor and art director Leorivero (“Leo”) showcased the prim-but-powerful setup in a post entitled, “Home office Art director simple desk setup.”

He runs his own 16-inch M1 Max MacBook Pro along with a work-provided 16-inch M2 Pro MacBook Pro along with two Studio Displays. His input devices and audio are Apple all the way — Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and AirPods Max. He works on a standing desk.

Here’s how he introduced his setup:

This is my latest update to my desk setup … loving the 2 Studio Displays in my case I use them for graphic design and video editing programs like Figma, Adobe illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Premier Pro, After Effects and more … the monitors are connected to a M1 Max MacBook Pro 16 inch (mine) and to an M2 pro MacBook 16 in inch (work laptop) …  let me know what do you think guys and if you have any questions!!

But … but … the MacBook is backward!

And of course, when you ask for feedback on social media, wear a raincoat. Plenty of comments poured in.

“Looks great! Only thing that bothers me… please turn around that MacBook,” laughed a commenter.

You can see one of the MacBook Pro laptops in a vertical stand on the right — where he apparently places both MacBooks at times — with the bottom of the machine facing the user

“LOL! I wish I could, but the 2 Thunderbolt ports are on that side, that’s why it’s that way,” Leo replied.

So it’s only natural that detail-obsessed Redditors reacted in force.

Nice try, but you’re going to fix it

They weren’t going to let the urgent situation go unaddressed.

“You can rotate it on both axes and get just an upside-down apple, which is much better imho,” one said.

“The fans should be up so it’s better the other way,” another added. “And you get the ports to the left also.”

“I get you I will now try that, they sound way better and I was close to get the long Thunderbolt cable to move the laptops under the desk,” Leo agreed.

Crisis averted!

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