I'm a relative newbie. I am a journalist and do quite a lot of traveling overseas. I have a Macbook Air, a Macbook Pro and and iMac from 2010. I have decided to reduce my setup to a Macbook Air using the iMac as a desktop monitor. I have a number of reasons: I couldn't always get Logmein to work from remote 3rd world places, and I always ended up needing a key file that I didn't have on my laptop. Also I had key software like Devonthink and Quickbooks on my desktop and couldn't access it from abroad when I needed to. Here's my question: is there a good third party peripheral to use as a dock? At the moment, I have a mini-display port cable from my MBA to my imac, but when this is connected I can't obviously use ethernet as it uses the same port. (IOnterestingly I don't get target display mode when I connect the two, but iot mirrors like a TV set. I just bought a 7 port hub so that should be okay for USB. Anyone have a great setup they wish to share and explain (remember I'm newbie). I'm also thinking of trading the iMac for a Thunderbolt display when the new models come out. I tried using an iPad for travelling but I need Scrivener and Tinderbox, which are not available for ipad. Also I had a nighmare of writing a 2,000 word artilce on my ipad, only to have it crash while airborne on a 9 hour flight. The Apple tech later tpld told me the sad news: Sorry you'll have to reset the iPad and everything will be lost. Last time I did that. Any thoughts?