Andrew took a family picture of his monitors. I commented that his were lined up perfectly with all the same height along the top. Well, I made that comment based on my setup, with each of my four slightly different than the next.
On Cyber Monday this year, I added the monitor on the far left. It’s an Asus LED 1080p 23.6-inch display. So it’s not an IPS panel, and it’s not a Cat Leap, but it’s pretty nice.
But just look at the absurd height differences. In practice, it’s not a visual issue, it’s more of a mouse issue, because if you skim the tops of screens to move windows via the title bar, you’ll definitely get caught in a corner. But oh, it’s great for coding side by side with documentation or other code, or working in a VM or using VNC.
The monitor behind the mixer is on a makeshift stand constructed out of a block of styrofoam padding the new monitor came with and an inch thick piece of particle board. The mixer itself is short, but the XLR cables protruding from the back are an issue for something behind it. Due to our microphone stand placement, there’s only so much room on the desk right now.
Brands and heights, left to right: Asus 1080, Acer 1050, Westinghouse 1050, Samsung 1024.