For staff equipped with a laptop or tablet, replicating the workplace desk setups allow them to complete tasks with the greatest efficiency. This is useful when looking to provide safe workplaces for remote workers.
Dual monitor setups
Typical workplace setups use a dual monitor configuration for maximum productivity. For laptop and tablet users, the user might also use their device’s screen at the same time. We typically recommend the following minimum specification for monitors in a Dual Display setup:
Mismatched monitors exhibit different colour and contrast, display content at different sizes and be difficult to position side-by-side at the same angle and height. This can create eye and neck strain and increases the complexity of connecting multiple monitors to one laptop.
IPS or VA display technology
Older TN monitors have poorer viewing angles which distort colour and contrast when viewed off-centre. This is noticeable when used in a dual-display setup with monitors placed at opposing angles. IPS and VA monitors address this, which reduces eyestrain.
Adjustable height and angle
The top of the monitor should match the user’s eye-level to reduce neck strain. Monitors with fixed stands are typically lower than this. The user should be able to tilt the display to account for glare and optimise the viewing angle of the screen.
Resolution and size
For dual display monitors, we typically supply two Full HD 1920x1080 resolution monitors. This is supported by most modern laptops and docking stations while matching the internal display of a modern business laptop to reduce potential scaling issues in Windows 10. The optimum size for this display in a dual screen setup is 24 inches.
Higher resolutions up to QHD 2560x1440 for larger monitors can be supported by new laptops but may require testing. Docking stations should be checked for compatibility with monitors above Full HD resolution.
4K monitors will require performance laptops and docking stations. Monitors larger than 32 inches may cause neck or back strain in a dual-display setup.
Three monitor setups
Check with your supplier for a combination of laptop, dock and monitors for three monitor setups. We recommend a resolution of Full HD for these setups at 24 inches. Higher resolutions and monitor counts may require a laptop with a dedicated dedicated graphics controller.
Single monitor setups
We recommend a 27 inch or larger monitor depending on space available. To display more than one document or app on screen at the same time, consider a 2K / QHD (2560x1440) or higher resolution.
For 4K, check that the laptop can support 4K 60Hz or greater for smoother motion on screen.
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