I’m considering upgrading the monitors in my home office. I spend 3-4 days a week working from home, so they get a fair amount of use. As you may know, my exotic work surface is a hollow core door from Home Depot painted candy apple red, resting on two height adjustable saw horses. It’s the best, biggest desk I’ve ever used. And it only cost about $34.
In the NY office, I’m blessed with my sweet Dell XPS M170 and her 17″ screen. That’s setup in a Kensington Notebook Stand, which makes the screen viewable at eye level. Additionally, I have a Dell 2001FP Monitor. This all makes for a nice, comfortable setup when I overlook Park Avenue and Grand Central Station. (at home I have a lovely view of a mountain, and just two days ago was watching a deer about 15 feet outside my window while I was on a conference call with London. I’m dreading the day they fire me!)
Back to the monitors:
At home, I only have two piddly Dell 1703FP screens. Hmph. Not very visually interesting, and not so useful. That dual processor HP workstation demands more.
So, I’m considering the Samsung 226BW and possible the ergotron arms to go with them. That should be a sweet setup, but nothing like that nine monitor setup (I had one of those SGI’s once) rig Hugh Jackman had in Swordfish.
Uninterestingly, I use the same model Saitek Eclipse II keyboard at home and in the office for consistent keystrokes.
So, is it really worth $600?