Name: Marshall Dunbar
Room: Home Office
My desk setup has been a constant work in progress. My wife would call it an obsession. I like to think of it as a hobby. The main purpose of my setup is to eliminate clutter. Going to school online causes me to be at my desk a lot. So, I need as much real estate as possible to take notes and read through textbooks. Just as I need this added real estate on my physical desk, I also need it on my monitors desktop. The dual monitors help me in this aspect of being efficient in my studies. I am a Theology major and the monitors allow me to have my Bible Study software up on one monitor and Microsoft Word up on the other for note-taking or writing a paper.
On the fun side of things, I utilize the dual monitors by watching TV in fullscreen mode on one monitor while doing other things such as surfing the web on the other. I can also operate Microsoft Windows through Parallels on one monitor well doing something Mac-related on the other. I guess I am a bit of a multi-tasking junkie.
I situated my Macbook Air next to my desktop for easy access and quick retrieval when on the go. The bottom line is that it all works together nicely. I must admit though, above all else I just think it looks great!
Tech Resource List:
- Apple Mac mini, 2.4 GHz, 8GB RAM, 320GB HHD
- Apple Macbook Air, 1.86GHz, 2GB RAM, 128GB SSD
- Apple 20-inch Cinema Displays (2)
- Apple iPhone 2G and Apple iPhone 3GS
- Apple iSight Webcam
- Apple Wireless Keyboard
- Apple Magic Mouse
- Apple Magic Trackpad
- Apple Remote
- Elgato EyeTV Hybrid
- Elgato Turbo .264
- Bose Companion 3 Series II Speaker System
- Bose QuietComfort 3 Headphones
- Yamaha Motif XS6
- Iomega 500GB eGo Helium Portable HD
- Western Digital 320GB Portable HD
- Rain Design mStand
- HP Photosmart C3180 Printer.
- Ikea Dioder Lighting Set
Organization/Tech Tip: I would say, "express yourself"! I'm all about clean lines and cool design. I think no one does this better than Apple. Along with that, whatever machine you use try to find complimenting accents to connect the whole work area, bring it all together. Little things like the pen and holder located on the right side of my desk adds an attractive feature.