Problem is, there’s a problem with the new unibody Macbook Pros with these splitters – apparently the video output doesn’t work that well. I think it’s still possible though, but I didn’t want to risk it.
So I thought about it for a while, and decided that I should just use my Macbook Pro as my secondary display, and just use my 24″ LCD as the primary display (you can change whichever’s primary and secondary in your Mac’s display preference pane). It’s working out pretty well, but I soon realised that my Macbook’s screen was too low, and the position wasn’t that optimal. I figured that I needed a notebook stand to prop up my Macbook, and went searching around, but I was aghast to find out that laptop stands ran for around $50. It was way too much.
Finally, I found one that fit my requirements, that is, to prop up my laptop screen high enough, and not have any fans. I used to have a laptop stand that came with USB-powered fans, but it wasn’t a very good thing to have in the end, because A) You lose the use of 1 USB port, B) The fans are very noisy, and C) The fans break down after just a few months.
The best notebook stand for the Macbook Pro that I found was the Logitech Alto Express Notebook Stand.
Logitech Alto Express Notebook Stand was less than $20, and had no moving parts, and looked really good. I ordered it, and it arrived pretty quickly. It came wrapped in plastic, and looked sturdy, with a nice rubberised base so that the laptop stand and your laptop wouldn’t slip.
Now with my Macbook Pro propped up nicely, the 2 screens were in a much better position, and I felt much more productive.
And here’s how my current setup looks now. Like what you see? Get your own setup like this with these accessories: