Hi MPU. I have long admired this community and now have transitioned from lurking to posting!
I’m hoping you can help me. I’m WFH more frequently and my current setup isn’t cutting it. I can’t take the small screens and neck strain anymore. Current setup is 2018 MacBook Air 13-inch on a laptop stand and a work 13-inch HP laptop.
Unfortunately, my place is small so my desk is located in a front room which doubles as a dining room. I have tried to keep my setup simple and resisted an external display because I didn’t want the room to look like an office. Although I’d like to keep things looking minimal and clean, I’m starting to realise that I need a more functional working space.
Initially I considered getting a 16-inch MacBook Pro once the new ones are released but I’m wondering if that will be big enough? Should I go down the external display route and, if so, do you have recommendations for ones that are sleek and slim? I have considered an iMac but I’d like to have the option of portability. Also, are there ways of being able to easily switch which laptop (work and personal) is connected to the display?
So basically options include:
- Upgrade to 16-inch MacBook Pro for bigger screen
- Purchase external display
- Get iMac and use iPad or MacBook Air for travel
- Other options I haven’t considered?
Really appreciate any insights or suggestions you might have!