The working from home thread: tips and advice

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  • Not riding to work, sitting down all day and doing none of my usual walking around the office is playing havoc with my knee.

    Looking at affordable sit/stand desk options, has anyone tried the IKEA Skarsta?

  • Thinking of upgrading monitors as WFH more.

    Currently have 2 x 23" 1920x1080 on an Arctix Z2 clamped mount (which can take up to two 27" monitors).

    Would dual 27" 4K monitors be massive overkill? I regularly wish I had more screen real estate than these current monitors, and a single 4K monitor would be 2 x the existing screens, so dual 4K would be 4 x existing.

    Thinking of it in terms of 8 x 1920x1080 screens:-

    • Logs, code, docs, ticketing system, github, slack, email, personal/browser

    Iiyama XU272UHSU-B1 is ~£280 on scan. Laptop (Lenovo T480) looks like it can handle dual 4K (one via USB-C, one via HDMI).

    Or instead of two 4K monitors just buy one 43" 4K monitor (like the Phillips BDM4350UC) for £430?

    (Don't need anything gaming spec.)

  • Christ I'm doing all of my WFH on a 12" Surface Pro (no doubt our needs are different but I can't fathom that much screen haha!)

  • Ha. Well, it's a bit of a luxury but I'm getting in to some bits of work where I could be much more productive seeing 3 or 4 things at once and there are too many applications/windows open to quickly do this with alt-tab.

    If I got a dual 27" 4K setup I'd be looking at mounting them vertically to have 4320x3840 instead of 7680x2160. The latter is would be like watching tennis and swinging right to left and back again all the time.

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The working from home thread: tips and advice

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