Here I present you my desktop setup for web development, screencast recording, mentoring and blogging.
Use it at my full-time job only (Full-Stack Ruby on Rails development).
Here are the specs.
Only for screencasts, blogging and mentoring.
And the specs.
Not only feels great, it works perfectly.
Well, I don't like this one too much because it feels odd in my hands. I will like to get the Magic Trackpad in the future.
I mainly use it for reading tech books and watch programming video courses.
The battery live sucks but they work and feel very comfortable. They are also compatible with my Samsung Galaxy 10 plus.
Skullcandy Ink'd Wireless
I use them as a backup, they are not so comfortable but it seems like the battery last a bit longer.
Shure BETA 87A Microphone
I record my voice with this amazing mic while recording screencasts, it was provided to me by Egghead.io. Thanks guys!
UPS APC BR1500G 1500 AV 865 W
This thing is amazing! It protects my devices, computers and anything that is connected to it. If there is a power outage it will give me some time to save my work. Highly recommended.
I also have a generic TV (40") which I use a monitor for my Mac Mini. I know... it's a bit large but it works.
Lenovo Ideapad 320
Lastly my backup computer: It has Ubuntu installed just in case something happens with my other computers, this has saved my ass like 2 or 3 times, like when my old 2012 MacBook Pro died. I tend to put my backups computers in a safe place where nothing could potentially damage them. Really like this one as a backup computer for programming, specially for web dev... it's perfect.
I feel very good by working with this setup, but I think I'm using too many Apple products and year after year these are getting very expensive and because of that I believe they are no longer an option for me.
If you can afford Apple, fine. But if you can't, no worries since there are many alternatives and some of these alternatives are way better than the Apple products.
Also, I will say that you don't need any of these devices but they will make your job a bit more easy to do, specially if you are a web developer.
I'm amazed to see how Microsoft is now adopting Linux. I think if Apple does not lower their prices, I will be for sure switching to Microsoft in the near future... Once my Apple devices become obsolete 😂
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Apple devices are great when they work well. Sadly I had the worse experience using apple products. My macbook pro keyboard got broken for the 2nd time in 15 months, iPhone xR drops call wayyy more than my 300$ huawei phone. I like how apple makes their product look so clean but as for me, I don’t think I can trust them in terms of reliability 🥺
Agree with you, my latest MacBook Pro keyboard is partially broken, the key "N" is damaged and it does not longer work. It's a shame.