It would be worth considering a better monitor. Amazon has this one that looks really great. It would be plenty large, plus you can use it with HDMI or the traditional dvi input. Would create a lot more workspace. Don’t forget the cable to connect it! With an older computer, you’ll need to make sure the Thunderport can produce an HDMI signal for you. A power strip that has USB connectors will be a great upgrade for you, too.