Classic iMac G4 looks on as Mac Pro drives monster display [Setups]


Mac Pro setup
Music and photography appear to big big jobs for this powerful Mac Pro setup. Note the iMac G4 as well as Wall-E and Eve above the cheese grater.

It’s somewhat rare that we come across a Mac Pro setup on social media for the obvious reason that Apple’s top desktop computer costs a fortune. And the ones we see are often older than 2019’s cheese grater design. But today’s Mac Pro and smart TV setup is a welcome exception to that rule.

It sports a powerful cheese-grater Mac Pro driving a gargantuan smart TV as an external display.

And what’s more, a classic iMac G4 that still works and Wall-E and Eve toys from the Pixar movie look on from a shelf!

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iMac G4 looks on in Mac Pro and smart TV setup

Photographer and Redditor johnnyphotog showcased the impressive setup in a post entitled, “Mac Pro Creation Station.” John’s Mac Pro (96GB memory, 2TB plus 16GB fast internal storage, dual 6900XT graphics with afterburner) drives a massive 42-inch LG C2 Series OLED smart TV.

Apple launched it biggest and most-powerful desktop computer in 2006. It completed the company’s transition from PowerPC to Intel chips. And it replaced the Power Mac G5.

We don’t know the year of John’s Mac Pro. But we included a new one in the gear list below that will set you back a mere $12,199. So go ahead and crack open that wallet if it hasn’t run off and hidden somewhere out of sheer terror.

Here’s what you get for that immodest price:

  • Apple M2 Ultra 24-Core CPU
  • 192GB of Unified RAM | 8TB SSD
  • 76-Core GPU | 32-Core Neural Engine
  • 2 x PCIe 4 x16 | 4 x PCIe 4 x8 Slots
  • 8 x Thunderbolt 4 Ports
  • 2 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) | Bluetooth 5.3
  • Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and Keypad
  • Magic Mouse

Full-sized MIDI keyboard controller

Some commenters showed more interest in the Arturia KeyLab 88 MIDI keyboard controller in front of the big display than in the Mac Pro.

“How do you find the Arturia 88?” asked another person about the MIDI keyboard controller. “Does it work well with Logic Pro?”

“Works great with Logic Pro!” John replied.

You can find all the gear in our list, below, under this helpful graphic.

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