nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,

New laptop, and a design question

My computer died recently, and I now have an Inspiron which seems to be very good-- it's certainly a lot faster.

However, like any laptop, it's an ergonomic nightmare because the keyboard and screen are too close together. I've got it hooked to my keyboard and trackball, even though it's got the first pleasant touchpad (slightly rough surface!) I've ever used, just so I don't need to hunch while I'm using it.

Do you think it would be physically possible to have a laptop with a screen on an extensible stalk so that it could be at a good height? Of course, when I say physically possible, I mean durable enough so that it's worth having on a device that's likely to have the stalk used repeatedly.

A general discussion of ergonomics.

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