[OS X TeX] Retina iMac
msharpe at ucsd.edu
Fri Nov 7 01:27:26 EST 2014
> On Nov 6, 2014, at 8:33 AM, Richard Seguin <riseguin at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> On Nov 6, 2014, at 9:56 AM, Art Werschulz <agw at comcast.net> wrote:
>>> On Nov 6, 2014, at 10:52 AM, Richard Seguin <riseguin at earthlink.net> wrote:
>>> The retina iMac looks like a good deal too. If you’re on the shorter end of the height spectrum though, the iMacs aren’t very ergonomic. Their unadjustable screens sit so high over the desktop that the top of the screen of the 27” iMac is over eye level for me, and that’s not good for my old neck.
>> Maybe set the screen up on a shorter table? You can use the wireless keyboard on a table at a different hight (or maybe on your lap).
>> Art Werschulz
>> agw at comcast.net
> If I sat perfectly upright, it would work on a table with a thin top that sits just over my knees, leaving no comfortable “leg room.”
A few years ago, I solved the my personal ergonomic issues by building a very small rolling desk just 23.5in high that I can place in front of my recliner, supporting monitors at the right height for me and with the mouse at a non-destructive height relative to the recliner arm. I used part of a sheet of IKEA birch butcherblock to build the entire project, width 34in, depth 20in. I don't expect my knees to fit under it, but the setup is very comfortable and has worked well for me for the last ten years. Normally, I use the wireless keyboard on my lap.
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