The Perfect Minimal Laptop Desk Setup

This is my take on a perfect, minimal laptop setup that you can plug in, and dual functions as a desktop. So there are three main components to this setup, the laptop, the desk, and the monitor.
The centerpiece is the 2018 14" LG Gram, which is portable, crazy light, but also packs a surprising amount of power. Inside are Intel's eighth generation I7 CPU, 8 gigabytes of ram, and a 512 gigabyte SSD. Unlike most laptops, and phones these days, that seem to get rid of every single port, this packs a ton, and specifically a really crucial element to this setup, this USB C-port.
The Perfect Minimal Laptop Desk Setup

This supports data, video, and power, and that allows it to connect the laptop to the monitor, and even charge it with a single cable, which is awesome. On top of that, you have a finger print reader, a beautiful display that also doubles as a touchscreen, so you kind of get the best of both worlds.
There's a back-lit keyboard, fantastic audio when you want to rock head phones, and as impressive as all that is, again, what stands out most to me is how light weight this thing is. When you pick it up, you kind of almost got to do a double take, it is that light. Plus, you're going to get crazy long battery life out to this laptop, up to 17 and half hours, which means you won't have to worry about being stuck to an outlet.

So when you combine that portability, with the power and flexibility, that kind of rounds this out as the perfect laptop to take on the go.

We, of course, are not just on the go, so dive in a little deeper into the setup. The desk is a combo from Ikea. Like usual, I'm most likely going to butcher these names. This is the Gerton table top, and that is paired with the Oddvald trestle legs. This combo is simple, but also very satisfying. Those dark legs with the light wood top contrast really well together, and I'm going to tell you, that is some seriously solid wood. Now from there, that beautiful monitor sitting on the desk is LG's 27 UK 850-W, which is 4K, features HDR 10 and USB-C, which makes all the magic happen.

This is a gorgeous, crisp display, with super accurate colors, but again, the magic here is that USB-C port, which connects the Gram, and allows us to do everything with a single cable. So again, data, power, and video all through a single cable, and that's really important because it allows us to leave everything but the laptop at the desk.

The keyboard and mouse, which is an ergonomic combo from Microsoft, run off a USB receiver. So instead of having to leave that plugged in the laptop, potentially worrying about losing it, I can just leave that plugged into the monitor, and because everything is sent through that single cable, again, that's why everything is so simple and so convenient. Touching back on the keyboard and the mouse, this is my first time ever using or trying something ergonomic. It was a little weird at first, but after getting used to it I could definitely see where the benefits were. And if you're someone who types for hours and hours every single day, I would definitely consider checking these out.

Now to throw in a variation of this setup, the display will also rotate vertically. So in the instance where you potentially wanted to use your LG Gram as your main display, and take advantage of that vertical real estate, you can also do that as well.

Now this looks awesome, but for me, I've never really used a vertical display, or been a fan, but if you rock one in your setup, Now initially when I asked you guys on twitter what this setup might need, the number one answer was "a chair". Unfortunately, this chair cannot do this, but the good new is, it is not 399, it is much cheaper. In fact, it's around 60 bucks on Amazon. It's insanely comfortable, complements the desk legs really well, and side note, it's what allowed me to grab some of the shots in this video.

Now potentially, the most interesting thing about this setup has got to be the speakers, which is actually LG's SJ7 soundbar. What caught my eye with this is the sound bar actually is split off into two separate stereo speakers, so you can use them in a multitude of ways. For this setup, it allowed for a really unique vertical look which I think looks awesome, but why it works so well with this is the fact that I can connect wirelessly through Bluetooth to the LG Gram.

There's also a subwoofer, which kind of rounds out the sound, gives you that "umph" down low, and even though these speakers weren't meant for desktop, they work amazingly well, and I think round out the entire experience. That again follows the idea of leaving everything but the laptop at the desk, that way when I come back, I have a keyboard, I have a mouse, and I have a beautiful display and amazing sounding audio.

Lastly, I have no idea where I found this plant, but if I find it, I will drop a link down below. That also includes the salt lamp, because I know you were thinking about that. Thank you guys so much for watching.

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