I'm now fully set up on Dell Latitude laptops for use as general purpose transportable desktops using the Advanced Port Replicator. The combination is excellent. Click in to get essentially a full desktop - you may be able to see the power button on the Advanced Port Replicator itself which allows for fully lid-closed operation from start to finish, and the APR also allows for dual-monitor setups. To go fully mobile, click out - nothing else to connect/disconnect. Since the APR's are AC powered and also charges the laptop, your AC adapter can stay in your laptop bag. THIS is the way to go for a transportable desktop... and as a result, the Macbook Pro with the iCurve is looking a bit inadequate. Is there an APR like device for the MBP? Without a dedicated system IO port I don't really see how that's possible but I was thinking there might be someone out there with ingenious ideas.