Hi, I have ordered a MBP 13 - first Mac - absolutely love the OS when used on uni computers and been reading all the posts here - wonderful community. I got the 13 because I travel a lot and wanted the portability and anyway was used to a 12.1" monitor before. At home I am planning to buy an external monitor to use with the MBP to try to have best of both worlds - but I'll confess to not being very technically minded with regards to screen sizes and the issues of screen resolution on a laptop when it is being displayed on a larger monitor; never hooked one up to another monitor. When traveling I take hundreds of photos on my dslr and it would be nice to see them on a 20-24" screen when home as well as web browsing etc. Does it make sense to hook up a MBP 13" to such a monitor? Can it output at a higher resolution than on its own screen if selected for another? Would that be even necessary? My Mac arrives next week so I wanted to get the monitor ordered but can't play about with the preferences to see what resolutions are offered since I don't have it yet! Anyone got any advice on the quality they've got from it and what size would be recommended? Does the 13 work well with a 24" monitor or would I be better off with a 17-19" one. Thanks and I hope this isn't a really stupid question! I just don't want it to look like those iphone apps when doubled in size on the ipad etc!