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My work laptop is a MacBook Pro (MBP) 2017 i5/16GB RAM/256GB SSD. At work I connect it to an external laptop (can't remember the model at the moment) and use the external laptop for most of my work and the laptop monitor for Slack, Trelllo, Email etc. The laptop sits on the Rain mStand.

Here's the hood of my work MBP

I'll get the ball rolling. Here's my lid. You can call it "My work lid". All my handles, twitter etc. are nickytonline.

At home I have a MacBook Air (MBA) 2017 i7/8GB RAM/256 GB SSD. It's connected to a 27" BenQ monitor. You can find more info about my home external monitor here.

I bought the BenQ 27" FHD 60Hz 4ms GTG LED Monitor (GW2760HL) from Best Buy Canada. I've been pretty happy with it. It has HDMI, VGA, DVI ports, headphone jack and built-in speakers (so, so, but I don't use them). I got it on sale in the fall of 2017 for I believe 200$ CDN before tax. The price has gone up a bit, but Best Buy Canada still has it at a decent price of 229$ CDN and change before tax.

I plan on wall mounting it eventually, but if you don't plan on wall mounting it, you may not like the fact that the height is not adjustable. You can only angle it back.

I find it a good size. I use multiple desktops on macOS to toggle through my main apps I'm using, so it works well with my dev workflow.

Having said that, I'm thinking about maybe getting a 32" monitor as I generally have my Mac in closed-clamshell mode.

I can't seem to bring myself to put anything on the hood of my MBA, so I have a DEV Swagnet on the inside instead.

MBA Screenshot

For those who have Mac's, people seem to like this post about my setup. (end shameless plug)

I work from home usually 2 (sometimes 3) days a week, so when I'm done my work, I close my work MBP and if I work on open source or do something else, I open my MBA.

Regardless of which laptop I'm on at home, it always sits on the Rain mStand 360.

Also, to keep everything charged, I have a USB Type-C, Anker Premium 5-Port 60W USB Wall Charger. The good thing about this is I don't need to cart my MBP charger from work. I bought this Anker PowerLine USB-C to USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 Cable, and it charges perfectly from my Anker charger.

I also have an older iPad mini (last edition before thumbprint). I use this mainly for reading and Netflix in bed or on the bus/metro.

And lastly I have my phone, which is pretty much for music, listening to podcasts and for surfing the web as I commute to work.

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