I guess it’s a case of “The shoemaker’s children” when it comes to the tools I use. I say this because, though I recommend to our clients that they have work on a monitor that is of an appropriate size for the particular job (as in, if you’re a proposal writer, you should have a screen that is large enough to easily few two pages side-by-side and four pages on the screen. That said, I work on my laptop, even when in my office (and it is not for lack of a larger monitor as I have a full size monitor collecting dust in the corner).
On a recent (yesterday in fact) visit to a new client I had the opportunity to use a workstation that not only had a larger monitor (I’d guess it was 23” or so) but also had two of them. Using this set up, I was able to view my mail on one screen while working on a document on anther. I immediately realized efficiencies as I didn’t have to keep opening and closing windows.
Liking to believe I’m an old dog that can still be taught a trick or two, I’m having a two monitor (both 23”) set up put in this week. I’m looking forward to this allowing me to work in a much more efficient manner.
(I’ve also recently replaced my office chair and headset. This is a direct result of my having done a series of webinars that required me to be in my chair for some 30 hours over 3 days. Suddenly the chair wasn’t nearly as comfortable as it had been and I found the wired headset very restricting.)