Your PC Setup
Was just chatting to munk, and thought it might be interesting to see how others have set themselves up.
My study can be seen above. TV is on top of the filing cabinet. Wife doesn't know it yet, but need to get cable TV installed in here ... in our family room its not much use for me.
As you can see, I have 2 monitors. This is pretty common these days, and really useful for match betting especially when playing with the horses where speed is important. You can see so much more at once with 2 monitors. But its really great for a range of things. I'd get a 3rd if my video card would provide a connection for it.
Monitors these days are pretty cheap. Mine are only 19" and are Samsung SyncMasters. They do the trick nicely as I'm sitting nice and close. Its really easy to set up a second monitor, and the only pre-requisite is the socket on the back of your video card.
Anyway post yours. Lets take a look.
Cheers, Makybe !
Everything ends badly, otherwise it wouldn't end.
My Pc is hooked up to my 37in Samsung TV ( bought and paid for with mactchbetting) in my front room so with wireless mouse and keyboard I am away. I wonder if i could hook up a second monitor too.... I dont think my girlfriend likes it too much as she can never watch the TV!
I have two laptops, and a main PC which i am not always at but try to use for stints over a few hours. No photos yet as I still havnt worked out how to get my Iphone to send the photos it takes, bloody stupid thing.
Have a plan and stick to it
Sounds like you have the exact same setup as me Andy, 2 laptops side by side and an iphone lol.
I did have an app for wirelessly uploading the photos from the phone to networked devices over wireless, if I remember the name Ill let you know. It was good but my iphone seized up one day and I had to do a factory reset and lost all my apps. I always plug the phone in with the usb lead now and copy onto the laptops to upload. A bit annoying but fairly quick.
Will get a desktop with dual screen one of these days but no real need for it atm. Seperate systems are handy if one crashes too. Got me out of some tight spots!
I have one main workstation which I do most of my work on through the day, just got a 23" Dell 2309W for Xmas and would highly recommend it. I was going from a 17" so figured one 23" would be enough, but now I wish I'd gone for two because I bought it for only £155 which was a bargain (they've gone back to around £200 now ). Might get another if the price comes down a bit, although will have to do some moving around to get it on the desk!
I'd take a picture if I had my camera hooked up, I'm on my laptop right now which is actually about 10x faster than my workstation depressingly...
Got an ancient P4 based HTPC, and my main workhorse connected to a 20" Samsung. Also own a Vaio laptop, running Vista and its as slow as f*ck.
Really fancy one of thos 23" Dells, hmmmmmmm..........
For me, today's challenge is to see how long I can go without doing either of the following:
a) Ordering 1 of...
b) Ordering 2 of...
...these: Samsung 2494HS 24" TFT Monitor 50000:1 5ms DVI/VGA/HDMI Black - Ebuyer
Have a really old, decrepid desktop with 19" HP monitor. It runs pretty well, but it goes through stages of being stupidly noisy, which does my head in. I fear the end is in sight. Have my desktop linked up to an lcd tv also so I can use it as a media station.
Also use a customised dell studio laptop for work, which I purchased recently and is lightening fast.
I have a desktop in my study. Two TVs elsewhere in the house, both with PCs hooked up. Two more old desktop PCs scattered round the house, cannibalised from left over parts from upgrades etc, but mainly used for networking so that I can stream music pretty much anywhere. I have a Toshiba Portege laptop that's getting a bit long in the tooth now but I've grown rather fond of over the years. Then I have an eeePC with mobile broadband that I mainly use out and about. Plus a Lenovo laptop I have from work. And the mrs has a desktop in her study and a Samsung laptop. The only room without some form of IT equipment in it is the bathroom. Ridiculous really.
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