You Should Get a Monitor

One of the best purchases you can make for your desk at home is an external monitor.

While your MacBook can pack all of the power of an iMac, there is one area where it will always fall short: the screen size. You can buy your MacBook with the fastest processor and the most memory, but you still only have the choice of a 13 or 15 inch screen. While great for portability, when it comes time to sit at your desk and crank out a brief or outline, bigger is always better.  A larger screen boosts your productivity by allowing you to see more content without having to bounce between different windows.

Bigger is better

If you have the space and budget, I recommend a 27 inch monitor. I personally own a Dell UltraSharp 27″ 4K display. This size is absolutely perfect for working on assignments: you can easily look at two different full size documents side by side, without having to squint or zoom in to read the text.


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If you don’t have the space for a monitor this size, this 24 inch screen still gives you plenty of room to work with, while taking up a little less desk real estate. Anything smaller isn’t worth considering.

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Noise Cancelling Headphones


Noise cancelling headphones let you block out the outside world with the flick of a switch – helping you focus on studying, writing, or that new cat video your friend sent you. While expensive, I think a good pair of noise cancelling headphones are one of the better investments you can make to make your law school life a bit more comfortable (besides your shiny new Mac, of course).

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