The dock has a slim footprint, so it doesn't take up much desk space. It elevates the Macbook a little over an inch in the rear, angling the keyboard towards the user in what I find to be a comfortable angle. Undocking the Macbook is easy, but docking it requires proper alignment or you risk scratching the sides of your Mac. The dock integrates your existing Magsafe power cord, so it does not provide power to the Macbook itself. A special driver is required in order for the Macbook to use the dock's ethernet port, but the download and install process was quite easy.