Christoph's Updated Slanted Attic Workstation

Christoph's Updated Slanted Attic Workstation

Range Govindan
Oct 21, 2010

We mentioned Christoph Spiegl's slanted home office a few months ago, but he just updated his whole setup and we have to say that it looks a lot cleaner and minimal, thanks to his new gear.

Christoph Spiegl is a student from Germany. It's clear to see that changing his setup from a dual screen to a quad core iMac cleaned up the overall look and feel of his workstation.

But that update isn't the only one that he did to his home office. He got rid of the wallpaper and painted all of his walls white. He laid out some parquet wood floors. He mentions that he minimalized his tech by replacing his two monitors with a single giant 27-inch iMac. For now, his configuration includes 4 GB, but he plans on upgrading that in the future to 12 GB. The dedicated 1GB ATI graphic card makes a big difference in his daily routine. It's much faster than his '07 MacBook.

His speakers are the ESI nEar 08 Audio. The MacBook is still on his desk, but remains mostly closed. We like the fact that he's got everything connected to one power strip. That allows him to use it as a master switch to turn off everything when he leaves.

Also, the fact that he went with an iMac has considerably reduced the wire mess that's usually associated with a multi-monitor setup. A red filing cabinet serves as a way to hide some peripherals, including a 1TB external hard drive and a printer. He's now using the Apple Bluetooth keyboard and the Magic Mouse.

[photos by Christoph Spiegl via CC license]

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