After working remote fulltime for about 2 years, I finally got around to getting my workspace a minor upgrade.
There were two significant upgrades:
- 2019 MacBook Pro that Falcon.io sent me to replace my personal 2015 MacBook Air
- Lenovo Thinkvision P27H-20 monitor that I bought to replace my ageing 23″ AOC display
The MBP is excellent with its 256GB SSD, 16GB RAM, Retina display and Touch Bar. The only part I’m slightly concerned with is the Butterfly keyboard and how it might get affected in the long-term by the dust in my room.
I’ve been using the P27H-20 display for over a week now and the display itself is excellent. Colours are very accurate (it has a 99% sRGB rating). It’s a 27-inch QHD display, so it hits the sweet spot in terms of non-Retina pixel density which is always important to consider when you’re pairing any external monitor with an Apple laptop.
The monitor is also USB‑C, so it takes audio and video from the MBP while simultaneously keeping it charged. Most of the time. Well, there’s a firmware bug that I discovered only 2 or 3 days later, which does not affect only this model but most of the new displays Lenovo has introduced in H2 2020. Anyway, I loved this display too much to return it, and it seems Lenovo are in the final stages of developing a fix, so it should be only a matter of time before it works as intended.
Here are some photos.
No setup is complete without the customary Ikea fake plants and a few Funko vinyl figures. I only had budget leftover for one, so it had to be Scarecrow from Batman: The Animated Series. I’m collecting a rogues gallery and I have my sights set on Phantasm, The Penguin, Bane and others from DC. Marvel unfortunately only makes Funko bobbleheads, which do not interest me whatsoever.
Anyhoo, I also got a cheap two-tier desk shelf from Amazon to store the MBA when I’m not using it. It also has space for my journals and sketchbooks, so that’s pretty sweet. The right-angled USB‑C connector you see is also another useful accessory I picked up to prevent cable bend.
I guess this will be do it for now. I’ve been using the new setup for a few days now and the difference in my energy is huge!