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The quest for the ultimate desktop experience

Looking at some of the best desktops and office spaces on and around the web

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Topic: Microsoft
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1 of 11 Zack Whittaker/ZDNet
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Put it this way. This setup is like the Chuck Norris of all setups. Considering once, a cobra bit Chuck Norris' leg. After five days of excruciating pain, the cobra died. This is the office I would kill for.

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2 of 11 Zack Whittaker/ZDNet
Image courtesy of Mitch Haile
This office blows me away with the style and layout. A three sided desk with beams in the roof: one side with a six display set of screens, and two sides with working real estate.

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3 of 11 Zack Whittaker/ZDNet
Image courtesy of Mitch Haile
Another view of the previous office with close-up of the computer setup.

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4 of 11 Zack Whittaker/ZDNet
Image courtesy of Mitch Haile
And another view of the previous office in the dark with iTunes running across all six monitors, with a resolution of 9920x1600.

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5 of 11 Zack Whittaker/ZDNet
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With a total of 11 screens, comprising of 9 desktops and two laptops

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6 of 11 Zack Whittaker/ZDNet
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One of my favourites, simply for the wallpaper. If only there were an application which allowed you to span a wallpaper over multiple screens like this... oh wait, there is, but isn't compatible with Windows 7.

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7 of 11 Zack Whittaker/ZDNet
Image courtesy of jovialone
Now this would be a perfect student haven. The mess, the geekiness, the clutter and the mismatch of stuff strewn about the place.

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8 of 11 Zack Whittaker/ZDNet
Image courtesy of jnash619
Even though this looks like something you'd get out of the TV series, "24", it's an impressive space full of equipment and geek-centric ideology.

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9 of 11 Zack Whittaker/ZDNet
Image courtesy of jnash619
Simple and effective: the lighting does it for me in this one, simply because you get enough light for your work without any glare from the lighting. Plus, the top shelf holds a number of alcoholic drinks which always goes down well after a busy day at the office.

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10 of 11 Zack Whittaker/ZDNet
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If you are going for a multi-screen setup, it's always best you go for the same screen multiple times over. On the other hand, I'm quite glad I have pretty much the same monitor twice over, except one is widescreen and the other is square - because the screen resolutions are the same, but especially when editing articles (like here) or managing email, you need a bit more vertical space to hold everything together.

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11 of 11 Zack Whittaker/ZDNet
Image courtesy of Chic Co
Of course, if you are going for multiple screen setups, you may want to consider wall mounted screens; it gives you more space on the surface of your desktop. However, I can't see that seat being very comfortable or for that matter, very good for your back over time.

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