I have a 15" MacBook Pro with a Thunderbolt port.
Lately I've been working a lot at my desk, so I'm thinking about getting an external monitor, keyboard and mouse for it.
I'm thinking about this set up:
- LG IPS277L 27" monitor with HDMI in.
- monoprice Mini Display Port -to- HDMI cable
- Apple wireless keyboard, wireless magic trackpad
My questons are ...
Will the video from the MacBook to the monitor be as "computer perfect" through the HDMI in as it would though VGA or DVI inputs? Or will it be some kind of different reformatted "home theatre" image?
When it's all set up, will I just be able to sit at the desk, turn on the laptop, plug in mini Display Port cable to the Thunderbolt output, close the lid on the laptop and start typing away? Or will I have to do some manual setup of each component (monitor, keyboard, trackpad) before it will work? Or even worse, will I have to keep the laptop lid open?
I'm not sure if the monitor has built-in speakers, but if it does, will the computer's audio come out of the monitor's speakers through the Thunderbolt-to-HDMI cable?
Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated!