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Tricked-out Mac Studio pairs well with curved OLED display [Setups]


This nicely composed frame shows the M2 Mac Studio as a plant stand.
This nicely composed frame shows the M2 Mac Studio as a plant stand.

If you want to see a good example of high-end Mac computing, look no further than today’s elegant featured setup. Its powerful M2 Mac Studio desktop computer works alongside a PC gaming rig as they drive a curved OLED display for maximum contrast.

Throw in a rarely seen mechanical keyboard and a standing desk with a big Grovemade desk shelf, and we’re in business.

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M2 Mac Studio and PC gaming rig drive Alienware OLED display

Redditor moarcoffeeplzzz (“Mo”) showcased the good-looking setup in a post entitled “Mac Studio in my space.”

The well-composed photograph above reveals a lovely aesthetic, even if you don’t agree that a top Apple desktop computer should serve as a stand for a plant.

Mo’s Mac Studio carries an M2 Max chip, 32GB of integrated memory and a 1TB SSD for storage. All that goes in a package that amounts to an unusually tall Mac mini.

High-contrast OLED display

Mo runs the Mac alongside a custom PC rig for gaming. They both take advantage of the 34-inch curved Alienware OLED display. It’s looks like a keeper, featuring a sleek QD-OLED curved 1800R panel, customizable stadium loop OLED AlienFX lighting, 360° ventilation, cable management, low latency gameplay, 0.1ms response time, a 175Hz refresh rate, HDR and cinematic color.

“What’s it like using a single ultra wide and have you ever used a dual monitor setup,” asked a commenter.

“I bounce back from one and two displays,” Mo replied. “Currently I’m liking the simplicity of the 34in ultra wide, and Mission Control on Mac makes my workflow functional with one screen now.”

Mechanical keyboard

Mo’s Daji Ocho Cuatro mechanical keyboard is not something we see often in our Setups travels. Mechanical keyboards is a growing market segment. More companies come along with more models all the time — with many featuring with increasing customization.

The Ocho Cuatro is a limited-release, $650 keeb with these features, according to the company:

  • 11º WKL TKL
  • 6063 Sandblasted/Anodized Aluminum Top/Bottom Case and Badge
  • 5052 Sandblasted/Anodized Aluminum Plate
  • Stainless Steel Sandblasted Internal Weight
  • O-Ring (included) or Top Mount
  • 18mm Front Height
  • Seamless Front/Sides, Chamfered Seam Rear
  • Signature daji Daughterboard Badge
  • Otus Engineering 1.2mm USB C FR4 PCB (Pink) (Otus 87.5 NC 1.2)
  • Otus Engineering Daughterboard
  • JST SH Wire
  • McMaster Hardware Black Oxide
  • 3M Bumpon
  • Keyboard Carry Case with Microfiber Cloth
  • Approx. 5lbs 15oz (Built)

And if you like the desktop wallpaper showing on the display, you can find it here.

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Alienware AW3423DW Curved Gaming Monitor

34.18 inch Quantom Dot-OLED 1800R Display, 3440x1440 Pixels at 175Hz, True 0.1ms Gray-to-Gray, 1M:1 Contrast Ratio, 1.07 Billions Colors - Lunar Light.

12/03/2023 01:00 am GMT


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