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    Default Screen Real Estate question on MBP 13"

    Okay, so I just bought a new MBP 13.3 inch and im kind of regretting not going with a 15". It does have the thunderbolt display out, but im not dropping another grand on a 27" monitor. So when running 4 decks in traktor I get about 3 tracks worth of browser at the bottom.

    So my question is if I buy a ordinary LCD monitor, say a 23". Will this actually increase screen real estate... or wil it just blow up my image that I have on my laptop now, in other words, be a direct "mirror"? Anyone have any experience with this?

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    i have a dell 22" monitor connected to my MBP 13" and it does increase screen real estate big style

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    Do you have the thunderbolt display or mini display out?

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    i have the thunderbolt display output as my MBP is early 2011 it also accepts mini display out so i got a minid display to HDMI and plug in via that into the monitor

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    So mine is a mid 2012, it will also accept a mini display adapter?

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    to my knowledge yes as the port is the same shape and style double check on the apple website it should say if it accepts mini display or just thunderbolt

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    Yep, just looked it up and its good to go. Thanks for your help!!!

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    no problem glad to be of help.

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