Al Gore’s three 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Displays

TIME Magazine has published a photo essay, “Al Gore’s American Life,” which shows former U.S. Vice President and current Apple Inc. Board of Directors member Al Gore’s personal computer setup which features no less than three 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Displays which are each capable of 2560 x 1600 resolution:

See the full image, which includes Gore’s very cluttered office, here.

MacDailyNews Take: Obviously, Gore enjoys (screen) real estate, but you’d think that massive monitor setup would help Gore achieve something much closer to a paperless office (see full image). Think of the trees, Al. Although we’re hardly ones to talk, we hereby nominate Gore for TLC’s “Clean Sweep” TV program.


  1. Is this the place where he invented the internet? ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

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  2. I could be mistaken, but I think those are three 24″ displays; sitting here looking my 24″ display and the relative size of the key board in relation to the screen size in the photo.

  3. “Man think of all the Global Warming those things cause, we’re all gonna die!!!!”

    “May 20, 07 – 11:52 amComment from: RC
    And think of the electricity he’s burning by having that kind of setup. Talk about being a hypocrite. Think about your carbon footprint there Al….”

    He uses 100% GREEN energy. No fossil fuels powering those babies. 😀

  4. Now that is a nice set up! Even a big screen TV on the wall.

    Notice that Al does recycle – an old door in the large picture hsd been used for big board paper. The mass of paper will be “incoming” mail, reports, etc. Just shows how much goes through his office.

    I like the picture though. My office, with only one small 23″ display can be just as bad at times!


    Will you just look at all that excessive heat and electricty he’s using. One 30″ monitor is good enough for most professionals who need the extra screen real estate, most get by with a smaller sceen just fine.

    But NOOOO, our supposed champion of the ecology is using THREE MASSIVE MONITORS when G.W Bush only uses a MacBookPro with a 17″ screen.

    Then just look at the CLUTTER OF AL GORES OFFICE. Obvious signs of a disorganized mind and a forgetful one, as everything, including what’s on his computer screen needs to remain in constant vision or it’s “out of sight, out of mind”.

    “Mr.President Gore, did you sign that bill about sending the troops to stop the looting and killing in post hurricane New Orleans?”

    Al Gore – “Oh yea, I forgot, let me see, it’s in one of these piles somewhere”

    People like to bash GW Bush, and in some cases I agree with them, but this picture revels a ton of information about Al Gore and it’s not all good.

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