Using your computer
Proper posture when using your Desktop PC
When using your Desktop PC, maintaining the proper posture is necessary to prevent strain to your
wrists, hands, and other joints or muscles. This section provides you with tips on avoiding physical
discomfort and possible injury while using and fully enjoying your Desktop PC.
To maintain the proper posture:
Position your computer chair to make sure that your elbows are at or slightly above the
keyboard to get a comfortable typing position.
Adjust the height of your chair to make sure that your knees are slightly higher than your
hips to relax the backs of your thighs. If necessary, use a footrest to raise the level of your
Adjust the back of your chair so that the base of your spine is firmly supported and angled
Sit upright with your knees, elbows and hips at an approximately 90º angle when you are at
Place the monitor directly in front of you, and turn the top of the monitor screen even with
your eye level so that your eyes look slightly downward.
Keep the mouse close to the keyboard, and if necessary, use a wrist rest for support to
reduce the pressure on your wrists while typing.
Use your Desktop PC in a comfortably-lit area, and keep it away from sources of glare such as
windows and straight sunlight.
Take regular mini-breaks from using your Desktop PC.
ASUS K20DA / A20DA / F20DA / K31DA / A31DA / F31DA / K31DAG / A31DAG / F31DAG
Eye level to the top of
the monitor screen