• Alex CampbellAlex Campbell, 9 years ago

    I use a MacBook, iPhone and an Android phone to work. Self-reporting on vanity details beyond this just doesn't feel right.

    7 points
  • Anand Sharma, 9 years ago

    Air is better

    5 points
    • Paul @Stammy, 9 years ago

      Thanks roomie.. You know you want to sell your 11" Air and go for a 13" rMBP. :D

      3 points
      • Danny KeaneDanny Keane, 9 years ago

        Did you have an Air before switching to the rMBP? I've been thinking about making the switch from the 15" rMBP to either an air or the 13" just for the portability aspect.

        The 15" is cool but can sometimes be a bit of a hassle to carry around when constantly when you're on the move. I'm running a top spec mid 2012 so it may be a little heavier than the latest release.

        0 points
      • Ernest Ojeh, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

        TIL that Stammy & AprilZero are roomies :)

        2 points
    • Clark WimberlyClark Wimberly, 9 years ago


      0 points
  • Alex MontagueAlex Montague, 9 years ago

    I have last year's 15" rMBP. It's never lagged on me at all, and I'm totally in love with it.

    There you go. That's pretty much it. I have an iPhone 4S and a Nikon D3100, but neither of those are really part of my daily workflow.

    4 points
  • Al HaighAl Haigh, 9 years ago

    Quite surprised on the lack of tablets in this thread. I swear by my Intuos4.

    3 points
  • J FJ F, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    I always wanted to do this! I'll do a full write up later, but heres a picture my desk (which is actually an old dining room table).


    Hardware List:

    • Apple stuff (the usual e.g. 13rmbp, iPhone, iPad...)

    • Little printer!! I love him

    • An Arm for an iPad (dedicated for email and tasks)

    • M audio monitors A-40s

    • Jambox for airplay

    • An inbox tray for paper

    • Muji Task Paper for lists.

    edits: more detail.

    2 points
  • Beth DeanBeth Dean, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    Note: I do print illustration and product design so my setup has to support both.

    At home: * 2 year old 13" Macbook Air, maxed out on RAM (can't remember what that was when I got it.) * Apple wireless keyboard * Wacom Intuos Pro Medium (Touch) * 27" Thunderbolt with giant googley eyes + TwelveSouth HiRise * Harman Kardon SoundSticks or Sennheiser HD-280 PRO cans * Western Digital External Drive + Apple Time Capsule + Amazon + Dropbox + iCloud (I like redundancy in backups!) * Crappy Brother 11x17 printer because it includes an 11x17 scanner and takes 3rd party ink (I print mini-comics at home.) * Belkin Lightning dock * Aeron chair

    At work: * 13" Macbook Pro Retina, 16GB * Apple wireless keyboard * Wacom Intuos Pro Medium (Touch) * 27" Thunderbolt with giant googley eyes * Bose MIE2i earbuds * Aeron chair

    Software: * Clear * xScope * Sketch * Illustrator * Manga Studio * Dropzone * Coda

    My home workstation is also next to a drafting table with a ton of analog supplies, but primarily a lot of Graphics 360 marker paper, Pitt brush markers, lead holder, and Pentel Pocket Brush pens.

    1 point
  • Maurice CherryMaurice Cherry, 9 years ago
    • Two Dell 24" monitors
    • 8 TB external HDD space (2x4TB Seagate)
    • Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
    • Marble Mouse
    • Paul's old rig
    1 point
  • Axel ValdezAxel Valdez, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )
    • MBPr 15"
    • Thunderbolt Display, Apple wireless Keyboard and Magic Mouse
    • iPod Touch (to test iPhone app screens)
    • iPad Air (at work I use it for reading reference material)
    • Nexus 4 (My phone, and for testing Android screens)
    • Lots of paper.
    1 point
  • Alexis CreuzotAlexis Creuzot, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    Dev setup here, I make apps :


    • Macbook pro Retina 13'
    • Dell 24' screen (S2440L)
    • Bose soundlink mini
    • Rain Design Support mStand
    • Skque® iPhone stand
    • Burning Love classic desk pad
    1 point
  • Ivan DrinchevIvan Drinchev, 9 years ago

    @Stammy, I really appreciate your blog design. I wasn't able to find out if this is a template or something you've done. Anyway really nice!

    I'm using MBP with 16 GB RAM and Samsung 840 EVO. I have an old not that good display that I plan to upgrade soon.

    1 point
  • Stefan B.Stefan B., 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    Hardware: RetinaMBP 15", Wacom i5, Beats Studio 2, iPhone 5S, Nexus 5, iPad Mini, Herman Miller Aeron, kitchen table.

    Software: Yosemite Beta, iOS8 Beta, Sketch, Sketch Mirror, Invision, After Effects CC, rarely Photoshop & Illustrator. Dropbox for backup & collaboration, Lightroom for photos.

    Photo/Video: Sony NEX-6 with Carl Zeiss lenses, GoPro 3+ Black.

    1 point
  • Jiri SilhaJiri Silha, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    Nice setup Paul, thanks for sharing.

    I'm considering buying rMBP 13" + 27" screen as my primary computer. How do you find the i7 processor.. is it a huge difference from the i5? I'm mostly working with Photoshop & Illustrator.

    0 points
    • Paul @Stammy, 9 years ago

      I'm not sure of the exact comparisons between the i5 and i7 but my model is more than sufficient for everything I'm doing from Lightroom to Sketch!

      1 point
  • Shane McCleeryShane McCleery, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    EliteBook 8570

    • i7 -3630

    • 16 GB RAM

    • 500 GB Crucial SSD

    • 2 shitty HP Compaq LA 2205wg monitors

    Heavy as a couple bricks, but best machine I've ever worked on. Shitty monitor and not very good resolution as I wish, but it is faaaasssttttt

    0 points
  • Joshua SöhnJoshua Söhn, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )


    Macbook Pro Late 2011, upgraded with an 256GB SSD (runs like a boss)

    27' Thunderbolt Display

    Some cheap, but super good computer speakers

    iPhone 4S

    Moto X (Currently the phone I carry around)

    0 points
  • Removed AccountRemoved Account, 9 years ago

    Macbook Air 11" with Magic Mouse Old Wacom Bamboo Chrome Sublime Dropbox Sketch

    0 points
  • Gurliv SinghGurliv Singh, 9 years ago

    MBPr 15"

    iPhone 5

    Nexus 5

    iPad Mini 2

    Bose Soundlink Mini

    Audio Technica ATM-50

    0 points
  • Antoine Lord, 9 years ago

    Hey @Stammy, I was wondering what's the 1TB SSD you have in your Macbook?

    Personally, I have :

    • Laptop : 15" MBP late-2011 (240 Gb SSD, 16 Gb RAM)
    • Cellphone : Nexus 5 32 Gb
    • Audio : Sennheiser HD 280 & AIAIAI TMA-1
    0 points
    • Paul @Stammy, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

      This is the newest rMBP iteration that came out 2-3 weeks ago, and it's offered as a (pricey) $500 upgrade directly from Apple

      0 points
  • Owais FarooqiOwais Farooqi, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )
    • Macbook Pro

      • Lenovo Z410
      • iPad2
      • iPhone 5
      • Adobe Creative Cloud
    0 points
  • Maxime HeckelMaxime Heckel, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    MacBook Air 2013 8GB RAM 128GB SSD for remote work and school.

    Intel i3 8GB RAM 128GB SSD and 500GB Hard Drive Hackintosh for XCode and Sketch.

    I use Apple's USB Keyboard and Magic Mouse.

    I also have a 2TB Time Capsule for backups and external storage.

    0 points
  • Floyd WilliamsonFloyd Williamson, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    Macbook Pro Retina 15"

    External Dell Monitor

    Desktop PC for rendering (and IE)

    Nexus 4 and 7


    And obviously a number of accessories.

    0 points
  • Adham DannawayAdham Dannaway, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    My workspace setup

    • 13" MacBook Air (512 SSD, i7 CPU, 8GB RAM)
    • 27" Apple Thunderbolt Display
    • Apple keyboard and magic mouse
    • Ergohuman v2 chair
    • Rain Design mStand.

    Image alt


    Check out my design workspace

    0 points
  • Andrew Nascimento, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )


    2010 Macbook Pro 15" for all of my coding/designing with upgraded 8GB of RAM, 120 SSD and an OWC data doubler and HHD in the optical bay. (Hoping to get a maxed out Macbook retina soon) Eskuche Control V2 headphones (Great sound though slightly bass heavy, fantastic for the $60 price tag.) Magic Mouse iPhone 5C iPad 2 Sketchbook (Can't function without it.)

    Software Adobe CC Sketch Transmit for SFTP and S3 Sublime Text 2 HipChat for company comunications Airmail for email Apple Reminders (thinking of switching to Clear or Wunderlist) Apple Calendar (Love the Siri integration.) Chrome for Development Safari for browsing Evernote for meeting notes Trello Ember for inspiration collection Google Music All Access for music (Radiant Player is used to play locally)

    0 points
  • Casey BrittCasey Britt, 9 years ago

    Curious, why'd you bail on the X-T1 for the a7s?

    0 points
    • Paul @Stammy, 9 years ago

      Compared to my Sony RX1R (my other camera at the time), it never felt sharp enough and was always much grainier. I sold it after 3 months. Just got it for a trip where I wanted extra lenses (the 56 f/1.2 and a 12mm Touit wide-angle)

      0 points
  • Sean O'GradySean O'Grady, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )
    • Macbook Pro Retina 2012 - 512GB SSD, 2.G Ghz i7, 16GB RAM
    • iPad Mini Retina - 16GB White
    • iPhone 5s - 32GB Black
    • Logitech k811 keyboard with backlight & built-in battery
    • Magic Trackpad
    • Asus PB28Q (had a TB display but needed HDMI in)
    0 points
  • Moiz K. MalikMoiz K. Malik, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )


    27'' iMac (2013) with a really old (5+ years) 23'' Samsung monitor.

    I also have a Logitech gaming mouse that makes me much more productive. Also really useful for playing Civ 5.

    0 points
  • Earl CarlsonEarl Carlson, 9 years ago

    Home Studio/What's on my desk

    Computer & Commonly Used Software - 13 inch Macbook Air - Sketch - Photoshop - Illustrator - Lightroom - Sublime Text - Dropbox

    Hardware - ASUS 24inch LED Monitor - M-Audio Studiophile AV 40 Speakers - Nexus 5 - Nexus 7

    Misc - Audio-Technica LP60 - PS3

    0 points
  • Diego LafuenteDiego Lafuente, 9 years ago

    Mac (27 inch, mid 2010) 2,93 GHz Intel Core i7. 4GB RAM. SSD. ATI Radeon HD 5750 1024 MB

    0 points
  • Wassim BWassim B, 9 years ago

    I recently sold my 2011 27inch iMac, 2 pcs + their monitors and bought the last Mb Air 13".

    Turned out I didn't really needed all that crap. I'm happy now and feel more free. Guess I'll never go back.

    0 points
  • Alejandro DorantesAlejandro Dorantes, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    Windows PC

    • Intel Core i7 4770k
    • 8GB RAM HyperX
    • Asus HD7870 DCII
    • Samsung 840 128GB / OS + Applications
    • Crucial M4 128GB / Games
    • WD Black 1TB / Downloads
    • Seagate 500GB / Data

    Macbook Pro

    • Intel Core i7 4770k
    • Intel Iris X nVidia GT 750M
    • Retina Display
    • 16GB RAM
    • 1TB SSD


    • iPhone 5
    • Nexus 7
    • Dell Latitude E6400 + GNU Linux
    • Logitech Performance MX
    • Logitech K760 Mac Solar Keyboard
    0 points
  • Roman ZolotarevRoman Zolotarev, 9 years ago

    MacBook Air 13", Wireless Keyboard, Magic Trackpad.


    0 points
  • Alan ZeinoAlan Zeino, 9 years ago

    15" rMBP, Thunderbolt Display, Magic Mouse and Apple Wireless Keyboard.

    I have an iPad Air for sitting on the couch (and software testing), and an iPad mini for commuting.

    I use an iPhone 5s for everyday and I keep a hoard of test devices around; two 5cs, a few 4's and 4s', and some older iPhone hardware that's now vintage.

    As for software, I mostly just use Xcode, Chrome, Photoshop and Reveal. Tweetbot for distractions ;)

    0 points
  • Ryan McLaughlinRyan McLaughlin, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    Daily Hardware: - 15" rMBP - 27" Thunderbolt displa - Wacom Intuos 5 - Audio-Technica M-50 - iPhone 5

    Daily Software: - Adobe PS & Illy - Hipchat - Balsamiq Mockups - Google Hangouts - Spotify - Chrome

    0 points
  • Bardan Gauchan, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    11' Macbook Air for travel/bedtime browsing/watching videos.

    Pimped out Mac Mini for design + coding

    A fairly cheap 27' 1080p Acer monitor (waiting for the retina display cinema display from Apple)

    iPad 3 for reading news and books

    iPhone 5 for personal phone (can't wait for iPhone 6!!)

    2010' 27' iMac at work (its slower than my 11' Air so its been pissing me off)

    0 points
  • Joseph FelicianoJoseph Feliciano, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    • Acer '23 Monitor

    • Acer Aspire M Touch Notebook

    • Onedrive (Personal)

    • Google Drive (Clients + Resources)

    • Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    Simple and very effective. Work gets done.

    0 points