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Macbook Pro with external monitor/keyboard?


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Hello Mac Community,

I have a question about using an external monitor/keyboard. Basically, I would like to purchase a bigger monitor than using my 15" Macbook Pro screen. The one I had in mind is the Samsung SA250 23"inch, and along with that, I'd like to buy a external keyboard aswell.

The few questions I have are:
- Would this be viable? If so , what all would I need to have everything set up and running?
- Could I use the laptop with the screen closed once started up and being viewed/interacted with the external monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
- Any recommendations?

Future regards to anyone with helpful information on my topic!

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The answer to all is yes. See the following Apple KB article for more info and to learn how.... LINK (It's called clamshell mode.)
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Once you've learned about clamshell mode, and if you have the spare cash for it have a look at "Henge Docks" they are awesome ...LINK

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Thanks for the helpful replies! The "Henge Docks" looks very interesting! Thank you guys for the links, I appreciate your help.
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