While I was setting up my work from setup I was looking for a monitor that fits in the budget, is sturdy, and meets all the following specification:
- The display size should be greater than 24 inches.
- Full HD 1920 x 1080 Resolution or better.
- The refresh rate should be better than 70 Hz (I play PC games)
My search ended up with buying the Acer 27-inch KG271 Cbmidpx:
This monitor comes with a 144 Hz Refresh Rate, 27 inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 Resolution with Display Port and HDMI cables included and I got it for a very good deal from Amazon (16k).
One cool thing about this monitor is it can be mounted on a wall or a table and for that one can buy a Height Adjustable Arm Mount which can be affixed with the table or wall so that one can move/rotate the monitor freely.
In my case I bought a Monitor arm which can be affixed with the table and my search ended up with buying the AmazonBasics Monitor Stand, Height Adjustable Arm Mount- Steel:
Monitor Stand: https://amzn.to/30DrO3t
This is how my current work from home setup looks like:
I did a fair amount of research on ergonomics before ordering the chair and it works in my case i.e. I did not feel any back pain while sitting on it for hours 🙂
Laptop Stand: https://amzn.to/2NKnzzu
Extended Mouse pad: https://amzn.to/2YqdrOc
I’m using a MacBook pro which only has USB-c ports and in order to connect my MacBook to the monitor instead of buying an expensive dock, I bought one handy USB-C adapter which has a display and HDMI port to connect to the monitor.
I hope this helps somebody looking to set their work from home setup and using a MacBook. Cheers!