A reader’s set-up
MacFormat readers share their beloved setups
ver since he started working at an advertising agency in his native Turkey nine years ago, Evren Dumanoglu has been in love with Apple products. Back then his office computer was a Power Mac G5, and it prompted him to furnish his home with a brand new white iBook G4. It was, in Evren’s words, the start of his Apple addiction.
Today, his favourite piece of Apple gear is his incredible 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display. Being a graphic designer, the unbelievable screen resolution is tailor-made for his work. “It has the best colours and resolution, good contrast and it’s powerful”, he explains. “I can do video editing, 3D modelling and graphic design all at the same time”.
Even so, choosing a favourite Apple product wasn’t easy – Evren also has a soft spot for the beastly Mac Pro he once used. It featured
E64GB of RAM, a 512GB Kingston SSD and two 2GB graphics cards, not to mention a 27-inch Thunderbolt display. Needless to say, we were all drooling at the prospect of such a machine!
His wife Banu – a professional photographer – is equally obsessed, telling us she loves the “simple but creative design of Apple”. Though they share a lot of their Apple gear, Evren has possession of the Retina 5K iMac – lucky man!
Like much of the world, Evren and Banu (whose Apple kit joins Evren’s in the photo above) have been caught up in the Apple Watch excitement, with Evren telling us he’s eagerly awaiting the Watch’s arrival. He’s also planning on purchasing a new razor-thin MacBook to add to his impressive Apple collection – although it’s so light, we reckon he may have to remind himself it’s even there.
Launches like Apple’s Spring Forward event still produce a huge buzz for Evren, who professes to feeling like an excited child waiting for new announcements every time one rolls into town. So what does he reckon is next in the Apple pipeline? “I think the next news will be about a Retina Thunderbolt screen and an Apple television set”, he tells us. With both tentatively predicted to be just around the corner by some analysts (and confidently predicted by others), the next Apple reveal could get Evren very excited indeed.
The Power Mac G5 was the start of it all, the computer that began Evren’s Apple addiction