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Traveling musician takes his Mac mini rig on the road [Setups]


It beats paying for a MacBook Pro. Or does it?
It beats paying for a MacBook Pro. Or does it?
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Apple products are famously not cheap. So much so that some people will go to considerable lengths to avoid shelling out for a new MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or iPad with keyboard. Today’s featured computer setup belongs to a traveling musician (famously not rich).

He takes his Mac mini on the road with him. Of course, with a Mac mini, you also need some sort of display and input devices, as in a keyboard and a mouse or trackpad. And you have to find room and set it all up wherever you lay your head.

Is it worth it? For some people, it is. We’ll explain why.

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Some of the best things about the last year were the lessons we learned about flexibility — especially when it concerns working (and entertaining yourself) in different spaces. For workers who are on the go, and looking to connect anywhere with ease, modern technology has a lot to offer.

We rounded up the best portable monitors and tablets to take with you wherever. They’re perfect for drafting up emails, streaming your favorite content, taking video calls and more. And they’re all on sale!

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With the rise of premium streaming services like Apple TV+, HBO Max and Disney+, it’s no surprise that people spend more time watching video. And then there’s the sheer amount of work we do with our computers, tablets and phones.

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