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New M1 MacBook Pro gives 2019 iMac the boot [Setups]

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A new MacBook Pro replaced a 2019 27-inch iMac in this setup.
A new MacBook Pro replaced a 2019 27-inch iMac in this setup.
Photo: adamjackson1984@Reddit.com

The new M1 Macs are impressive — especially the newest of the new, the M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBooks. They’re so impressive, we see them replacing even late-model desktop Macs that have years of useful and even impressive life left in them. Such is the case with today’s year-end setup.

In a twist on the old phrase uttered at this time of year, “Out with the (not very) old, in with the (insanely great) new.”

Would you go without an external keyboard and mouse? [Setups]

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Would you make do with neither an external keyboard nor a mouse?
Would you make do with neither an external keyboard nor a mouse?
Photo: GrandeNJR@Reddit.com

With the new M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBook Pro models selling like hotcakes, a lot of people are wondering how to incorporate their new laptops into their computer setups. Is it enough just to use the laptop, or should it be used with an external keyboard, mouse or trackpad, as well as an external monitor?

Connectivity tricks of a multi-display workstation [Setups]

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Oh, what a difference three external displays make.
Oh, what a difference three external displays make.
Photo: Cypher_27@Reddit.com

Not long ago we wrote about a person who fashioned an ergonomically healthy computer setup with little more than an M1 Pro MacBook. At the time, their fancy new display was still to-be-delivered, so they made-do without it. Now all the screens are in place and they make a magnificent workstation, with the MacBook running with one landscape-mode display and two portrait-mode monitors. It took some special connectivity tricks to make it happen.