home office

My Video Editing Desk Setup: MacBook Pro with External Monitor

Have you ever wanted to have more desktop screen space but didn’t want to buy a PC or iMac? I felt the same way and decided to convert my Macbook Pro into a desktop while I was sitting at my desk in my home office.

I started my YouTube channel in 2017 and editing videos on my previous 2010 13” Macbook Air was hard on such a small screen and older laptop. I looked into buying an iMac but then realized that I could setup an external monitor instead to get more screen space.

Earlier this year I upgraded to a Macbook Pro and the accessories and video below are what I am currently using as my desk setup. It’s great for editing videos while I’m sitting at my desk and when I’m not as my desk I can just use my laptop.

The best part about this setup is that you save money by using an external monitor, keyboard and mouse instead of buying a desktop computer.

This setup cost me under $500 and a new iMac starts at $1200. Win!!