I'm currently searching for a monitor for my Dell XPS 13 2014 running Ubuntu Gnome. This monitor gets used in my home-office which is really sensible for style/design of the contained furniture/things.
I'm currently rebuilding my office at home. I need to mention that I'm really into the style and design of my workplace. I can't work where you just have black monitors, black whatever-mouse and a black whatever-keyboard. I need my desk to feature a well-thought-out design concept with defined colors, a desk lamp, little plants etc.
The desk-design is currently defined with the primary colors white and pastel mint-green. Secondary "color" is "wooden". Accent color is mainly pastel pink.
A few items featured on my workplace will give you a feeling of what is going on:
I have all the things in place but one thing which is missing is a monitor. My intention is to place it on my desk (obviously) and plug in my keyboard and mouse.
In order to work with it I plug the video-cable in my mini-display-port and connect the USB hub to one of my ports. Voila I'm able to use my keyboard, mouse and monitor.
- 22 " - 27 "
- Height adjustable (VESA mount is an option)
- Possible colors: white, silver-grey, mint-green, wooden ("not black" as a minimum)
- (Active) USB hub with at least two ports (for mouse and keyboard)
- Should be compatible with my Laptop of course (specs beneath)
- Dell XPS 13 2014
- Intel HD 4400
- Mini Displayport
- Ubuntu Gnome latest LTS version
Budget is not really an issue. Everything cheaper than 800 $ should be fine as long as it looks nice and features needed functionality.
A VESA mount would be fine. No issues with that. It just have too look neat. Not like a sci-fi-robot-arm :)
Painting, framing, foiling or any other DIY action is absolutely legit as long as the outcome looks professional.