Heavy Excel user ISO work-from-home setup
October 12, 2013 7:31 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for recommendations on a home-office setup that will eliminate the need for going into the office on weekends.
posted by undercoverhuwaaah to computers & internet (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My home computer is a bare-bones HP Envy laptop, which just doesn't cut it compared to my desktop + dual-monitor setup at work. Work that I try to do with my laptop ends up taking far longer than it should / would if I was at the office. I end up going into the office on weekends because of this. I'd like to stop.
I'm working on a budget of $700. The most important thing for me is duplicating the screen real estate of my dual-monitor setup, hopefully with a single widescreen for space-saving purposes. I then need a basic desktop machine that can handle bloated Excel sheets and general MS Office work, while logged into my company's remote access applications. The PC will not be used for gaming or heavy video work or anything.
So! (1) widescreen monitor recommendations and (2) limited purpose desktop machine recommendations.