This dock is pretty awesome. It basically makes your MacBook into a desktop (though you'll need the monitor and mouse already!) Just hook it up to the monitor and dock your MacBook with it and BOOM! Simple. You have even hook it up to your TV for a full cinema experience. That one aspect alone makes it a great product. Plus it saves on tangled cables (a problem I have now!) Another bonus is it how appealing it is to the eyes and space saving.