I'm presently exploring whether (or not) the extra screen area a 30" display running at 2048x1536 represents a substantial productivity gain over a 24" display at its native 1920x1200 resolution for mind mapping with MindManager. (Assume, for a moment, that price is not an issue.)
The native resolution of a 30" cinema display exceeds the maximum resolution of the Toshiba Tecra M4 - or any other laptop, for that matter. If I used a 30" display, there would be a black border around the image - wasted space. The question I am now pondering is whether the extra pixels would be a benefit. Since mindmapping on an exterrnal monitor would primarliy be a a text application (and not an extreme graphics application)the additional pixels may be overkill for the viewing area.
I'll have to see what I can find out about this. I'm open to feedback.