iMac to MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Southernboyj, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. Southernboyj macrumors 68000

    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.
     
  2. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    This is a good and practical idea and many people do it. Go ahead.
     
  3. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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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
     
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  5. Southernboyj thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'm assuming because it'd be driving a 1920x1080 display instead of 2880x1800.
     
  6. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    You got that right.
     

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