There is not a single person who would not like the option of using their beloved machine on a bigger display or monitor. The process is not that difficult or time consuming. All you have to do is to plug it into a bigger display or monitor, and you are all set to enjoy the OS X experience with your MacBook. You won’t have to deal with the cluttered desktop or squint your eyes to have a better look at what is going on on the screen. There are just a few things needed that can help you make the experience with a beautiful external display a lot easier and beneficial as you use a mac book with an external display.
You cannot just connect the DVI, VGA or an HDMI cable up to your MacBook unless you have the latest edition of the MacBook Pro. If you are not using the Apple Cinema Display, then you would need to get your hands on a new adapter. You might need either the Display Port or the Thunderbolt adapter depending entirely on the year and model of the MacBook. These adapters can be easily bought from any online or local Apple Store at the approximate price. There are several 3rd party brands which are making such adapters at a very reasonable price as well. Once you connect the adapter, the software setup is very easy as it detects the display and integrates it automatically as a part of the desktop.
Trackpad, Mouse Or Keyboard
Unless you are Hands on with the New Ultrafine monitor as a 2nd screen, you will need to invest some money in a good keyboard along with either a trackpad or a mouse. Magic Trackpad usually works great for all those who prefer using multi-touch keypads on their MacBooks over a mouse. You can easily connect a Bluetooth mouse or a USB to the MacBook as well. Just keep in mind that you may need to make just a few adjustments for reclaiming your preferred layout.
Stand and Dock
This is not a requirement, but a MacBook may take a little space on the desk. Also to overcome the heating problem, you may need to consider a stand which lets the MacBook stands up vertically so that the air circulates across the larger surface. Especially if you are connecting an external monitor with your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, you should take all the measures to keep your device cool.