My Development Workstation Set Up

This post has been inspired by a few posts that I have read in the Geek o’ sphere;

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.

My work development setup

Microsoft Ergonomic 7000 Wireless Desktop

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.

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IIyama ProLite E2773HS

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!

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HP EliteBook Intel i7-3250M CPU 2.90GHz 8.GB ram 64 bit – Windows 7

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
  • platinum

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Drop a link to your workstation set up in the comments below, I’m always keen to see what others are using!

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