Hello, first time posting. I'm planning to buy a 13" Retina MacBook Pro in the near future and I'd like to pair it with a single external monitor when working in my home office. I mainly use my computer for writing, reading, and some audio work. No games, no movies. After hours of research, searching threads here and elsewhere, I've come across numerous complaints about certain monitors being flaky in such a setup, and/or troubles using various combinations of inputs/outputs (leading to poor display quality, sleep/wake problems, etc.). But, as usual with this sort of research, I've run into a lot of incomplete and sometimes contradictory information. And, of course, people who aren't having problems don't tend to go online to talk about it. I would very much appreciate hearing what exactly has worked or not worked for people using a single external monitor with a current rMBP, including the specific details of your setup: - monitor make and model - and how you have it connected (i.e. TB/HDMI > DP/HDMI/DVI) The monitor I keep coming back to is Dell UltraSharp U2412M. If someone can speak to it (or an alternative), paired with an rMBP that would be great. I'm not able to buy a Thunderbolt display and I'm hoping to keep the cost sub-$400. I don't need anything larger than 24" (an onboard USB hub would be great but not essential). I'd also be interested to hear if there's a good reason to go with 1920x1200 rather than 1920x1080. I'd like to keep this focussed so, please speak from experience only, rather than speculation (i.e. such and such monitor *should* be great). I'm only interested in single monitor setups (I've seen numerous threads discussing multiple monitors). Also, I'm aware that no monitor will match the quality of the retina screen - I'm just looking for a reliable setup that's good for the work I do. Thank you. Any help would be great.