This post is kind of inspired by a few posts that I have read recently read in the Geek o’ sphere;
- How I Work: A Cloud Developer’s Workstation
- The ultimate .NET Development Workstation
- My 2012 computer setup
- How I Work: My Workstation
- My 3 Monitor Development Workstation
Thats right people, us geeks love what we do so much that we even compare our software development workstations and post about them on the internet!
I thought I would throw my current setup in to the mix. I have been working with a new set up for a couple of weeks, with which I am pretty stoked about this set up.
This is a really awesome keyboard and mouse set. Specifically designed for us software development types (Ninja Code Monkeys), for those long days of hard coding in the cubicles.. i Love the larger keys and the ergonomic design and the oversized mouse, after initial couple of days of getting used to it, is really cool. I have been using the Microsoft Ergonmic 4000 Keyboard and Microsoft Optical Trackball on my home setup for a few years, but decided to go wireless in the office.
When you’re staring at screens all day it is essential that you make it an enjoyable experience. I like to have a lot of space to play with, on any average development day, there is nothing unusual for me to have a few applications open all at one time, i.e . Visual Studio, Eclipse, Firefox, Opera, IE, SQL Manager etc, one of my pet hates is minimizing windows then having to hunt for them again, so I like to tile my windows, so a big monitor is essential, dual screens are a must! These iiyama monitors are the dogs danglies, when it comes to resolution and space!
I am really impressed with this little laptop! It’s very responsive and handles all the tools I use really well. I love the design too, it feels really solid and rugged, just what you need as a work PC. The design looks impressive in client presentations too. I bit of a Mac Book clone, but who cares it looks great.
I upgraded the memory to 8GB, so I can have 3 screens running no problem, with no real performance degradation. This is something my Dell XPS 15z sucks big time at.
- HP EliteBook 8470p
- Core i7 3520M / 2.9 GHz
- Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
- 8GB RAM
- 500 GB HDD
- DVD SuperMulti
- 14″ HD+ anti-glare wide 1600 x 900
- AMD Radeon HD 7570M
- Bluetooth 4.0 EDR
Drop a link to your workstation set up in the comments below, I’m always keen to see what others are using!