My New Desk

The 43” 4K TV is connected to a Mac Mini and to a Raspberry Pi running RISCOS. The TV was cheaper than a monitor, and just as good. I can switch between the Mac and the Pi at a click of the remote.

I made the new desk with a cut-out at the back specially to accommodate the big TV – originally I put the big TV on a normal desk, and got neck ache from angling upwards to look at the top of it. Having the bottom below the level of the desk works much better, but I couldn’t simply lower the whole desk because I need room for my knees!

The Pi can drive the 4K TV at its full 3840x2160 resolution, but in this shot I was using 2240x1260 resolution, because that suited the work I was doing at the time.*

Click in the image for a larger version, and again for a fully zoomed in view that you’ll have to scroll around (unless you’ve got a monitor with a crazy resolution!)

* I can choose any of the following resolutions: 1600×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 2048×1536, 2240x1260, 2560×1440, 2880×1620, 3200×1800, 3520×1980 or 3840×2160. It wouldn’t be any trouble to create other resolutions, but those ones are more than sufficient for all my needs!