Configuring a desk area with limited space can be a daunting task. Whether you are alternating between in-office and at-home work, downsizing, or going away to school, having a functional desk setup is essential to productivity. Fear not, dear reader, a small desk doesn't need to be a problem—with some intention and a bit of finessing, you can cultivate a sleek, functional, and beautiful setup without compromising on quality.
Do Away with Your Monitor Base
If you find yourself constantly shifting your monitor around to make room on your desk
If you are pursuing a creative discipline, you have likely encountered moments in which, despite your best efforts, your physical prints looked different from what you saw on your screen. For a burgeoning graphic designer, photographer, or videographer, investing in a color-critical display is a great way to prune the review process by producing accurate colors at the onset. A superb color-accurate display will cut down on time, stress, resources, and strain while yielding quality results, all of which we have considered for our top
With excitement for the new academic year kicking up, we are looking for the right products to bring the comforts and security of home to college. Big transitions, such as leaving for school again, or for the first time, can be difficult for many of us. As a college grad with a younger brother going away to school for the first time, I have been thinking about how to prepare him for anything college life can dish out. Here is a handful of products I’ve shown him that you might also consider bringing along as you embark on a new semester.
A funny thing happened at the end of Apple’s Mac Studio event. Instead of announcing new models of the 27" iMac and Mac Pro—which is what we were all expecting—Apple announced a new Mac Pro, and that was it. What happened to the 27" iMac? Well, not only was there no new model, but Apple discontinued the existing generation and removed it from its online store. The unexpected move sent a clear signal that the Mac Studio with separate
The HP Z lineup has long been a staple for intensive and next-level creative content workflows. Whether you’re a 3D, VFX, or motion-graphics artist, designer, photographer, video editor, or all-around creative, there’s an HP Z display that will refine your work experience and enhance your creativity. Let’s take a look at some popular Z Series displays from HP.
For Color Professionals: The HP DreamColor Z27x 27" Studio Display
Designed for serious color professionals, the
Between high-resolution video clips, B-roll, music, effects, and more, it’s clear that you can never have enough storage when creating professional-grade video content. For instance, one hour of 8K REDCODE RAW 75 footage takes up about 7.29TB, which amounts to 121.5GB per minute, and storage requirements are bound to grow as we move toward 12K or higher resolutions. Even working at 4K resolution can amount to around 741.6GB for an hour of RAW BMPC 24 footage. So, whether you prefer to shoot in compressed or uncompressed formats, it’s safe to
Over the past year, Apple has completely revamped the MacBook line as part of a transition to its own custom silicon, aka processors. Promoting them has been easy because they are more powerful, more efficient, and generally better. The M1 chip was the start in the 13" MacBook Pro and, now, with the launch of 14" and
Whether you’re working from home or designing office desk space, having a comfortable environment can be crucial to maximizing productivity. Fortunately, Ergotron offers a variety of desk-mounted monitor arms that not only help save space, but also provide the versatility to significantly enhance different workflows significantly. With the patented Constant Force Technology, you can quickly adjust these monitor arms without needing to lift more weights at the gym. Once in place, your displays stay fixed in position, giving you an optimal line
Apple is all in on the M-series chips. At the “Spring Loaded” event on April 22, Apple revealed multiple products that contain the M1 processor. The iMac was a sensible and expected reveal, but the iPad Pro with M1 came out of nowhere. We are quite literally able to access the performance and power of a computer
At this year’s “Spring Loaded” event, one thing was made abundantly clear: Apple is all in on its M-series chips. Along with the newly enhanced iPad Pro, Apple introduced a totally redesigned iMac featuring Apple’s vaunted new M1 processor. The message behind the new processor is clear: The iMac now has the
For a Kansas-born Midwesterner, Austin Gilmore’s resume reads more like a “What do you want to be when you grow up?” wish list than an actual CV. His job history includes time as a TV and movie producer, actor, animator, author, board game designer, toy maker, and art director—just to name a few. He helped create the Emmy-winning TV miniseries, Hatfields & McCoys, produced the New York Times bestseller, The Explorers Guild, and toured the world as a band documentarian. On top of all that, Gilmore is a wildly talented illustrator. His new
Macs have long been the go-to choice for creative professionals. Still, even with that legendary legacy it’s easy to see that there are a few relatively common features that haven’t quite found their way into the latest Mac. Many users find a solution by adding various accessories, such as a drawing tablet or secondary display. However, I would argue there is a better choice—the iPad. The
This year has brought us a ton of Apple products. That’s not surprising. What is surprising is Apple announcing moving away from Intel’s x86 processors to its own custom ARM-based silicon. There is a lot to unpack here, especially for consumers who generally don’t need to know much about processors beyond, “Is this one faster than my old computer?”
I’m not even saying most people need to understand the exact nuance between Apple and Intel silicon. A lot of this is
Like aged cheese to fine wine, Apple’s Pro Display XDR was developed with its updated Mac Pro in mind to offer users a perfect pairing of creative expression. Built with a 32" IPS panel, it features a 6016 by 3384 6K resolution with Retina display technology that’s known for producing crisp, vivid images on our phones, tablets, and laptops. However, it’s not all about packing pixels. The XDR in its name stands for Extreme Dynamic Range and is essentially