In the ongoing conversation about "work from home" and remote work I've been thinking a lot lately about what professional equipment I have at home vs what professional equipment I get in a typical office environment. This is a comparison.
Computer: Mac Pro (Late 2013 Trashcan style)
Keyboard: CODE with Cherry MX Clear keyswitches
Mouse: Wired HandShoe
Display: SEIKI 38.5" 4k
Desk: GeekDesk Max
Computer: Macbook Pro (Mid 2015)
Keyboard: Macbook Pro keyboard or generic Apple Keyboard
Mouse: trackpad or small gaming mouse
Display: Apple Thunderbolt Display(s)
A/V: Stock Macbook Pro
Desk: generic sit/stand
I've invested far more in my home office equipment than the typical company is prepared to. Everything listed as my home equipment is a few years old at this point. One of the biggest differences between Home and Work for me is the amount of processing power I have available to me. My work laptop often struggles with large VMs causing me to have to close Chrome tabs and other applications to get work done while my home computer can run large applications like Photoshop, Ableton, and VMs in parallel while keeping an almost infinite amount of Chrome tabs available.
This list excludes environment and other "work from home" benefits intentionally to focus more on topics like ergonomics and hard processing power.