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pdean

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standing desk upgrade: monitor or wireless keyboard?
« on: June 24, 2018, 09:33:56 AM »
I love my Macbook Pro, but Susan tells me I'm getting funky posture from using it at my standing desk. So...
I'm considering either a monitor mounted at eye level, or a wireless keyboard/trackpad with the MBP on a stand.
Any advice? I'm interested in the energy consumption angle, as well as trying to keep that keyboard feel that I so love on my Mac.

[edit: a smaller screen is sufficient, I'm mainly writing, no gaming.]
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kpd905

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Re: standing desk upgrade: monitor or wireless keyboard?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2018, 05:36:00 PM »
First off, who is Susan?  And is she to be trusted?

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Re: standing desk upgrade: monitor or wireless keyboard?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2018, 06:44:20 PM »
Both! Larger screen = easier on the eyes. Mac Magic Keyboard = easier to position properly than a keyboard attached to a laptop.

I use both, with the laptop mounted for use as a second screen. No more neck/shoulder problems. Can't imagine going back and looking like the dude in the second picture:
http://www.maggwire.com/best-standing-desk-mat/

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Re: standing desk upgrade: monitor or wireless keyboard?
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2018, 07:08:59 PM »
40" 4K monitors (which your MacBook Pro might be able to drive, are USD$300-600.   There is no substitute for monitor area, even if you're not gaming.  Even 4K@24 Hz is sort of OK for web, word processing and non-video uses.

pdean

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Re: standing desk upgrade: monitor or wireless keyboard?
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2018, 06:02:56 AM »
Thanks, all!
kpd905: she'd better be, we've been married for 23 years!

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Re: standing desk upgrade: monitor or wireless keyboard?
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2018, 06:05:01 AM »
yakamashii: yep, that's exactly how I presently spend my days.

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Re: standing desk upgrade: monitor or wireless keyboard?
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2018, 06:11:12 AM »
I bought a wireless keyboard back when I started at my current job 2,5 years ago. It hasn't failed me. I used to have a huge keyboard with those numbers on the right side and a mouse. I switched to my Logitech keyboard with a pad instead of the number area and no mouse. Much better.