re: Workspace Wednesday: Show me pics of your at-home setup VIEW POST


Desk setup

Slick LG 4K monitor
✅ Desk + lamp in my parent's house that's way too fancy for me to own
✅ Daily todo journal that I barely follow
✅ The all-important DEV sticker ✨
✅ J City playlist I've been living on for months (which you can find here!)


Few opinions on your setup, if I may:

  • putting your laptop aside and just using that gorgeous monitor should be much better for productivity (and for mastering alt+tab)
  • investing in a mechanical keyboard should improve your typing and experience a dozen times
  • you might need a little more room on the table, for your hands.
  • the lamp is pretty cool 😍

Some fair points! I personally prefer slotting my laptop below the monitor so I can have a semi-dual monitor setup. Putting it to the side is a possibility... But it might be too out of the way to be useful as a secondary monitor. Happy to experiment tho once I invest in a keyboard and mouse (or magic trackpad)!


I agree with space for resting the arms, and I think 2 screens better than one always, Ben only need a laptop support and set both screens at the same distance. Then the arms rest space will appear.

I'm not agree with mechanical keyboard, this has nothing to do on typing skills, and you'll cause much more noise without a reason. If you gonna play some FPS it's OK if you are this kind of people that really think you will perceive 4ms less on response time but for work?
Gimme that soft low-profile keys please! You can go for a Logitech G815 or G915 which lets you type faster with a short press per key, it will make you feel less tired after coding for hours.
Some like Macbook or Huawei laptops, which also come with built-in soft low-profile keyboards, but having it on an external keyboard improves the experience by hundred.


I respect the monitor dedicated to Blank Banshee


Ayyyyy someone got the reference! Mega’s my favorite vaporwave album hands down. So much clever sound panning and production 🙏

Insert some joke about "My Machine" here 😘


I have started understanding ergonomics and this is my setup to meet this. I am so much productive after making changes like putting laptop at a specific height and external mouse and keyboard.

Lenovox1 carbon 3rd edition
Logitech mouse and keyboard
JBL headphones with MIC

Windows 10 Professional
Visual Studio and Visual studio code
SQL Server


how big is monitor? 23-24" or 27-28"? Do you find icon, menus, etc.. too small because of 4k? Do you know what panels your monitor has TN or IPS? How satisfied are you with colors?


Oh yeah, forgot to give the size! It's a 27" IPS panel (matte finish) with USB-C support. The brightness and colors are amazing in my opinion, but I've seen a couple complaints that it differs from a MacBook's glossy display. I'll definitely take no glare over a little inconsistency though.

Here's the amazon listing: amazon.com/LG-27UD88-W-LED-Lit-Mon...

Bought this a couple years ago though, and it looks like they came out with a newer, cheaper model: amazon.com/LG-27UK850-W-Monitor-Co...

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