iMac to MBP?

Southernboyj

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I'm currently using a 21.5" iMac with a 2nd 23" monitor for a dual monitor setup. I was wanting to get a new computer as my iMac is from 2011. I was thinking about getting a retina MacBook Pro and just using it in clamshell mode with 2 external displays. I figured that way I'll still have a laptop if I need it.. Because I have no laptop right now.

Any issues with this idea? I'd be using an external mouse and keyboard too.
 

poiihy

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This is a good and practical idea and many people do it. Go ahead.
 

drewsof07

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There are reports you actually get better graphics performance from the MBP doing this instead of running the retina display. YMMV