I have both a 13" i3 2011 MBP and 2009 DualCore 3.06 27" iMac. I am considering selling my 27" iMac in an effort to recoup a little bit of money and buy a decent external display to run from my 13" MBP. I don't really need a 27" Display, I personally find this more than needed for my graphics work and would probably get a 24" Display. I have been looking at the old 24" Apple display which powers the MBP and has the built in iSight, and USB. This looks a very attractive option for around £500 on eBay. However I am worried these are now a little old, and there are better newer options out there made by other Samsung, Dell, BenQ etc. What things should I consider when looking at other display? Also I have the following queries with the MBP external display setup: • Do other brand display's all work with MBP lid closed, and let me use the external display's resolution? • Can I still use bluetooth and usb peripherals when MBP lid is closed? • Can I use the CD/DVD slot in MBP when lid closed Any other advice will be much appreciated.