Whether blogging, cycling, or entertaining, devices in my corner of the room get used. from left-to-right: On the floor: an HP Color LaserJet 3550 Printer; a 28″ LCD display in landscape mode; a Nokia 920 Windows Phone 8; a Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse; an iPhone 4S; an external DVD Optical Drive; an HP Envy Windows 8.1 TouchScreen Notebook; an HP Pavilion dm3 Windows 8.1 Notebook; and a Acer 1915 LCD Display in portrait mode. The pic was shot with my 35mm DSLR.
Both notebooks have Windows 8.1 installed. The iPhone–iOS 7, and the WP8–a –Windows 8.0. I try to stay current for my enjoyment and so that I am prepared for any computer support request I receive relating to my former business–The Computer Dr., Inc.
I love that with my outlook.com login, Windows 8 shows most display attributes on all computers where the user logs in to outlook.com with the same account. Many of us want more mirroring, i.e. a change to Start Screen tiles on a computer is the same for other computer, unless it is set to not do so. There is even more that could be mirrored so that a user has a duplicate computer. Great failsafe idea and timesaver because functionality would be the same for all. I expect future upgrades and OSs will have options like this.
I am back to the ability to use a single keyboard and mouse for both computers by using ShareMouse. In the past I used MaxiVista. As you see in this picture, I have more tidying up to do–soon. I am borrowing the LCD that I use for as the kitchen TV. I will replace it with a 27″ TouchScreen monitor. That means the system on the left will be TouchScreen + mouse, where the system on the right is mouse only. I think ultimately, all my screen will be touchscreen. Sometimes, my mind gets confused and I touch non-TouchScreen displays. Oh well…
Before, I had one notebook on another counter. I had to roll between the 2 computers using my Captain’s chair. This setup is more practical and gives me back counter space. Yes!